Philharmonia Baroque playing the second movement (molto vivace) of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, accompanied by a scrolling bar-graph score.
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Q: Where can I get this recording?
A: From Magnatune
Q: Who is conducting?
A: Nicholas McGegan.
Q: Can I download this video for my iPod/iPhone/iPad/computer/etc.?
A: Yes; you can get it here:
Q: What do the colors in the bar-graph score mean?
A: The colors show which instruments are playing. Here's a chart:
Q: What does the piece look like as a whole?
A: See this:
Q: Why are the notes different sizes, and some are blurrier than others?
A: Each group of instruments (strings, woodwind, brass, percussion) is shown in a separate layer, and has a different size and degree of blur; this helps you see when instruments in more than one group are playing the same pitch at the same time.
Q: Please tell me more about the composer.
A: You can read about Beethoven here
Q: Is there a way I could make bar-graph scores like this myself?
A: The Music Animation Machine MIDI file player will generate a display like this; you can get the (Windows) software here:
There are lots of places on the web where you can get MIDI files; when I'm looking for MIDI files, I usually go to the Classical Archives site first:
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