Need help identifying title of possibly classical musical work

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  1. hecube

    hecube Senior Member

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    I need to identify the title of the musical work from which a two-notes motif is often used in the finale of circus and/or clown acts.

    The "classic" ta-daaa!

    Anyone?
     
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    Malikon Skreeeeee-ONK! V.I.P. Member

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    C major; a Major third rooted in C

    I don't know if it's a musical work, it's just a major third dyad,..(though it sometimes has a higher octave of the root.)
     
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    sk8rat Senior Member

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    ta-da isnt from a piece of classical music. its and onomatopoeia.

    I found this from a quick google search. supposedly the first recorded use of ta-da in 1913.

    "Coming front in utter disgust, he [sc. a conjuror] tells them [sc. the orchestra] that that won't do, that he wants something like ‘tadaa!’ from all of them. They seem to understand, so he goes off again. On his reappearance, however, he is met with a loud tumult, as all the orchestra shout out in unison the word ‘tadaa!’."
     
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    Meatwad Senior Member

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    I don't know about the Ta-Da!....but this is THE classic circus music song.

    Entrance of the Gladiators.
     
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    hecube Senior Member

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    I'll go with this explanation.

    Thanks!
     
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    Malikon Skreeeeee-ONK! V.I.P. Member

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    :D

    just kidding. Epic piece of music though. Everyone knows it even if they don't realize they know it.
     
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