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    Apprentice, Piano
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    Anyone know the origin of this quote?

    I'm working with the Vaughan Williams oboe concerto. Its a beautiful piece. There is one part that sounds like it could be a quote but I'm not sure where its taken from. Please help all ye quote hunters of MagleForums. Thank you!

    The quote begins in this youtube video of the third movement at 6:42.

    Thank you and good luck!

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    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
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    No quote, my friend - simply Vaughan-Williams' glorious music.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Commodore con Forza GoneBaroque's Avatar
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    It is nothing I recognize from another source, but Vaughan Williams did sometimes use Folk Songs as a basis for his material. There are of course many English folk songs not too well known except to specialists.
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    Recruit, Pianissimo
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    Though I have little idea about origin. But I think "Origin" it will help you to know more. There is lot of famous musicians, you can take suggestion from them.........

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