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 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 10:42 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

This great piece of music is used in BOBBY DEERFIELD when Al Pacino and Marthe Keller are watching magician Norm Nielsen doing his "Magic Violin" act at the Sanitarium.

It seems Norm uses it in his regular act I think it's a classical piece.

Always wondered if it was part of Dave Grusin's score, but I think not.

Anyway, it's a hauntingly beautiful piece that works magically in the film. If anyone recognizes it and can tell me what it is, that would be awesome. Thanks!

Here it is as it sounds in the film. Possibly Grusin did compose the 25 second "Intro" that proceeds the main violin theme?

 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 10:52 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Here's Norm performing the Violin bit in his act. The music in question starts at 1:13, which was used in BOBBY DEERFIELD.

 Posted:   Jan 8, 2014 - 4:12 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

zoob, there are a few interviews around inside the compo. I've just seen a few, and in one of them, Norm says that for the original act (which pre-dates BOBBY DEERFELD, I imagine) he got Feti Kopez (?) to adapt an old Turkish lament. Don't know if that's the same music used in the film, but it might give you a lead.

 Posted:   Jan 8, 2014 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

It doesn't quite sound Turkish, but then again, Turkish music would've, like all Eastern European music (think Lizst and Hungary), had 'Germanicised' versions done in the 19th Century.

It sounds a bit Irish, but with 'English' embellishments.

Actually if you listen to 'The Bold Grenadier' (see 'Far from the Madding Crowd'), a trad. English folk-piece, this sounds like a varied and ornamented version of that.

I'm not saying it is that: folk tunes have a habit of sharing the same stable.

 Posted:   Jan 8, 2014 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Thanks guys for all your input!

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