Please help.... A music question!

Jul 5, 2009
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Let me draw your attention that you do not need to listen to the whole piece, it might be kind of heavy for those of you who do not like this genre.
This work "Triptyque de Botticelli" has been composed by the composer Ottorino Respighi born 1879 died in 1936. (please note the years here)
It starts with "La primavera" The Spring, continues with "L'adorazione dei Magi", Adoration for the Magic, and finishes with "La Nascita di Venere" The Birth of Venus, a total of 19:32 minutes.
In the middle of second part "L'adorazione dei Magi" [@ min. 09:14 till 10:16] I hear some very familiar iranian sound, I do not know how and where I've heard it, but I've heard it, could be home at my folks, the family or som iranian place, am not sure.

I think a well-known Iranian composer snatched this part of the melody and turned it into some epic Iranian song.
Please, listen to the short part and advice!

 
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Oct 18, 2010
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i am familiar with resphigi through his famous tone poems.
i had not heard this piece before but the section you highlight
has a similar melodic line as the first iranian national anthem that
was composed by the french alfred lemaire.(see below)
however lemaire composed the anthem in the late 19th century but
resphigi published most his works ion the 1900-30. so it seems to me
resphigi got inspired by lemaire not the other way around.

 
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Thanks a lot hombre,
Your explanation falls into place very clear, what a relief.
I was around and thinking of this for months and did not know how to figure this out.
So this is a work of a military musician "Lemaire" wow, cause I can not find any other works from him.

I find this one which is much closer to the Otto. Respighi's work with brass instruments, where the brass instruments taking over it right away!

 

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well i'm glad i solved the mystery for you.
the brass rendition is indeed more like the one from respighi and
is probably how it was performed back in the day in persia.