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Q: Uncredited song in Triplets of Belleville ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Uncredited song in Triplets of Belleville
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: neogia-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 11 Sep 2005 21:47 PDT
Expires: 11 Oct 2005 21:47 PDT
Question ID: 566995
In the movie "Triplets of Belleville", around the 3rd chapter,
Champion and his grandmother, Madame Sousa are sitting at the dinner
table watching TV. A man appears on the TV playing the piano to a tune
which I do not know the title of. My question is: What is the name of
that tune?
  For further clarification if the scene cannot be found, it occurs
before Madame Sousa pulls the dusty cloth off the piano and begins
playing herself.
  If you find cross-referencing handy, it is also the theme song in an
old PC-DOS game called Rollercoaster Rumbler, which is why I relate to
the song so well. I was unable to find music credits for the game.
  To the Researcher: I ask only for the title and composer/performer
of the song. Any additional information, such as why it was not
credited in the movie credits would be much appreciated.
Subject: Re: Uncredited song in Triplets of Belleville
Answered By: justaskscott-ga on 11 Sep 2005 22:53 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello neogia,

The song is Prelude No. 2 in C minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier,
Book 1: BWV 847, by Johann Sebastian Bach.  The man playing it is
apparently a parody of Glenn Gould.

"Classical and Opera music used in movies - films listed by movie title - T"
Bohemian Opera

"Glenn Gould"

Online discussion, "Les Triplettes de Belleville -- half on-topic" (March 2004)
<> via Google Groups

"The Triplets Of Belleville"
Hybrid Cinema

"BWV 847: Well-Tempered Clavier 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 2"
J.S. Bach Home Page

I don't know why it wasn't in the credits.

- justaskscott

Search strategy --

Searched on Google Web and Google Groups for the following terms
individually or in various combinations:

"triplets of belleville"
"glenn gould"
neogia-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Such a wonderfully thorough answer. It came so much more quickly than
I had imagined; I had been searching for the answer myself for about
three weeks. I should have saved myself the trouble and come here

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