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A Musical Joke
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Lyrics


We have lyrics for these tracks by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

Agnus Dei Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona eis requiem. Agn…
Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte Erzeugt von heißer Phantasie, In einer schwärmerischen Stund…
Ave Maria Ave, ave verum corpus natum De Maria virgine Vere passum imm…
Ave Verum Ave ave verum corpus natum de Maria Virgine Vere passum, imm…
Ave verum corpus, K. 618 Ave verum corpus natum de Maria Virgine Vere passum, immolat…
Benedictus Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domine. Hosanna in excelsis!…
Communio Lux Aeterna SOPRANO SOLO AND CHORUS LUX eterna …
Confutatis Confutatis maledictis, flammis acribus addictis, voca me c…
Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen Tod und Verzweiflung…
Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja Stets lustig heissa hopsasa! Ic…
Die Zauberflöte K. 620 Act 2: Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen, Tod und Verzweiflung…
Die Zauberflöte: Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen, Hells Revenge cooks …
Dies Irae Dies irae Dies illa Solvet saeclum en favilla Teste david…
Domine Jesu Domine, Jesu Christe, Rex gloriae, libera animas omnium fid…
Hostias Hostias et preces tibi, Domine laudis offerimus tu suscipe…
Introitus Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, Et lux perpetua luceat ei…
Introitus Requiem Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine; et lux perpetua luceat ei…
Kyrie Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison.…
La' ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni): Là ci darem la mano, Là mi dirai di sì, Vedi…
Lacrimosa Lacrymosa dies illa, qua resurget ex favilla judicandus ho…
Laudate Laudate Dominum omnes gentes Laudate eum, omnes populi Quon…
Le Nozze di Figaro: Che soave zeffiretto Sull'aria... Che soave zeffiretto... Zeffiretto... Questa se…
Le nozze di Figaro: Cinque... dieci... venti... trenta... Cinque... dieci... venti... trenta... Trentasei... quarantat…
O Fortuna O Fortuna, velut Luna statu variabilis, semper crescis a…
Offertorium Domine Jesu DOMINE Jesu Christie, Rex Gloriaee, libera …
Porgi amor Porgi, amor, Qualche ristoro Al mio duolo A′miei sospir! O …
Porgi, amor (Le nozze di Figaro) Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro al mio duolo a'miei sospir! O …
Queen Of The Night Aria Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem herzen Tot und verzweiflung …
Recordare Recordare Jesu pie, quod sum causa tuae viae, ne me perdas…
Requiem 1. Requiem Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux…
Requiem Dies irae CHORUS Dies irae, dies illa Solvet saeclum in favilla, Teste…
Requiem in D minor K. 626: I. Introitus: "Requiem aeternam" INTROITUS Requiem aeternam dona ets, Domine, et lux perpetu…
Requiem in D minor K.626 Dies iræ, dies illa Solvet sæclum in favilla Teste David cum…
Requiem in D Minor K.626: 1. Introitus: Requiem Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, Et lux perpetua luceat ei…
Requiem in D Minor K.626: 3. Sequentia: Lacrimosa La crimosa Dies illa Qua Re sur get est fa vi lla Iudicandus…
Requiem in D Minor K.626: 4. Offertorium: Domine Jesu Domine, Jesu Christe, Rex gloriae, rex gloriae Libera animas…
Requiem in D Minor K.626: 4. Offertorium: Hostias Hostias et preces, tibi, Domine, Laudis offerimus: Tu suscip…
Requiem, Dies irae Dies iræ, dies illa Solvet sæclum en favilla Teste davidcum …
Requiem: Agnus Dei CHORUS AGNUS DEI, qui tollis peccata …
Requiem: Dies irae Dies iræ, dies illa Solvet sæclum en favilla Teste davidcum …
Requiem: Lacrimosa Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei…
Rex Tremendae Rex tremandae maiestatis, qui salvandos salvas gratis, sal…
Sanctus Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth! Pleni sunt…
Sequentia Dies Irae CHORUS Dies irae, dies illa Solvet saeclum in favilla, Teste…
Tuba Mirum Tuba mirum spargens sonum per sepulchra regionum, coget om…
Turkish March Issa Issa Issa Issa Issa Issa Issa Issa Issa Issa Issa Issa …
VII. Agnus Dei Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona eis requiem Agnus…
Voi che sapete che cosa è amor Voi che sapete Che cosa è amor, Donne, vedete S′io l'ho nel …

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Mattia Raspadori

0:00 Seven measures-phrase
2:26 Parallel 5ths
5:22 "Wrong crooks"
14:50 Strange Cadenza
16:05 Ten measures-phrase
16:52 "Extreme trill"
16:59 Alleluja from K 165
18:53 "Very extreme trill"
20:12 Polytonality



louiscouperin

0:00 7-bar phrase
2:26 Parallel 5ths
5:23 Horn joke (wrong crook)
14:52 Strange violin cadenza
15:06 An accompaniment that is not accompaning anything
15:35 Whole-tone scale
15:38 d’’’ (D6) Ridiculously high note
15:39 String breaking/violinist loses track of intonation (pizzicato g)
15:40 Weird violin trill (d’-f’-d’-f’-d’-f’-d’-f’-d’-c’-d’)
16:06 10-bar phrase
16:54 Extreme horn trill
17:00 Alleluia K.165
18:55 Very extreme horn trill
20:23 Completely atonal polichordal finale ( B-flat E-flat A G F )



M. Alejandro Gutierrez Meza

0:00 Seven measures-phrase
2:26 Parallel 5ths
5:22 "Wrong crooks"
14:50 Strange Cadenza
16:05 Ten measures-phrase
16:52 "Extreme trill"
16:59 Alleluja from K 165
18:53 "Very extreme trill"
20:12 Politonality

I need this comment because I want to fastly listen the more interesting parts :-)



Sergio Feferovich

0:00 Seven measures-phrase
2:26 Parallel 5ths
5:22 "Wrong crooks"
14:50 Strange Cadenza
16:05 Ten measures-phrase
16:52 "Extreme trill"
16:59 Alleluja from K 165
18:53 "Very extreme trill"
20:12 Polytonality



All comments from YouTube:

Marty M

I love the jokes in this, because if you look at this piece from the context of the music of its time, it's AWFUL. For those who don't know what to look for:
1. Weird phrase length. Most Classical music uses 4, 8, or 16 bar phrases. The whole thing opens with a 7-bar monster.
2. Chords that come out of nowhere.
3. Accompaniments without a melody.
4. Horn jokes. Back in the day, horns didn't have valves, so players had to use their hands and what were called crooks that they could use to change the instrument length. Joke in the second movement when the horns play WAY out of tune is that someone put in their E-crook on accident and is desparately trying to get close-ish to the right note. Also, those ferociously insane octave trills in the 4th movement that go on far too long.
5. The violin cadenza, where the violinist plays too high, goes out of tune, and breaks a string.
6. That bizzare ending where everything falls completely to pieces.
7. The fugue that tried, but gave up.

franceskinskij

@Nabil Yassin compare that to any Bach fugue or any fugato by any great composers and you'll see why it's so funny

Mai Dumbleton

Mozart's expression of humour is similarly veined as Alanis Morrisette's expression of irony.

Steve S

@Mark Hutchinson i am not sure you do understand.
The person isn’t critiquing in a way to say it’s horrible, quite the contrary.
What Mozart has done is genius.
It is a bit like a teacher writing a story how a third grader would but managing to incorporate most of the mistakes real third graders would make, and somehow make it all come together and tell an actual story and make sense.

Mozart knew what he was doing when he wrote this. When you get to his level you don’t just write because it “sounds good” you’ll also be experimenting with technical aspects of the music (I mean it is technical aspects that basically define the major categories of classical music). He essentially took the piss out of his contemporaries by deliberately writing in a way to mimic their mistakes, and other “poor” writing styles.
The closest comparison maybe someone like Victor Borge - he could play the piano, but for entertainment often played it wrong.

Michael Pearson

Some intuitive flourishes -- e.g scenes that sound like polite, indoor, meaningful moments are given cavalry fanfares & comedic frills as if they're not playing the same page, and vice versa

Wourghk

Most of those jokes are pretty standard "serious" fare today.

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William Stibbs

Mozart was such a great composer that he was able to write something horrible on purpose so that people actually enjoy it.

Rob

@RB i didnt bring it up though, the comment i was replying to did. Id be lying if i said i remember the context given its been 2 years.

RB

@Rob There are lots of Jews in any profession that’s easy to pick back up if you’re kicked out of the place where you live. If you look at old graphs from the early 1900s, Jewish people were also more likely to work in a skilled trade (like tailoring). People and cultures are often shaped by social and historical forces, that doesn’t mean you need to bring it up in a comments section about Mozart.

LetsFearTogether

ok, not funny

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