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For the piece of music known as 'Cavatina' or 'Theme from The Deer Hunter', see Cavatina (song) See also Cavatina Cavatina is a song (actually an instrumental, a classical guitar piece) by Stanley Myers most famous for its role as the theme from The Deer Hunter; ironically, the most famous individual recording of the piece is that of John Williams, divorced from the film which made it...

Cavatina (Italian diminutive of cavata, the producing of tone from an instrument, plural cavatine) is a musical term, originally a short song of simple character, without a second strain or any repetition of the air. It is now frequently applied to a simple melodious air, as distinguished from a brilliant aria, recitative, etcetera, and often forms part of a large movement or scena in oratorio or opera. Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Music Look up Music on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikisource, as part of the 1911 Encyclopedia Wikiproject, has original text related to this article: Music Wikicities has a wiki about Music: Music MusicNovatory: the science of music encyclopedia Science of Music... A song is a relatively short musical composition for the human voice (possibly accompanied by other musical instruments), which features words (lyrics). ... This article is about the musical term aria. ... Recitative, a form of composition often used in operas, oratorios, cantatas and similar works, is described as a melodic speech set to music, or a descriptive narrative song in which the music follows the words. ... In music, a movement is a large division of a larger composition or musical form. ... An oratorio is a large musical composition for orchestra, vocal soloists and chorus. ... The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera is an art form consisting of a dramatic stage performance set to music. ...

This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, which is in the public domain. Supporters contend that the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) represents the sum of human knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century; indeed, it was advertised as such. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...

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Cavatina was part of the music track of a TV series and composer Stanley Myers developed it into a full piece under the insistence of Australian guitarist John Williams.
Melodically and harmonically Cavatina is simply straightforward and it reaches climaxes in a gentle though powerful way.
Cavatina's main technical challenge is the long succession of barres which, besides presenting difficulties of their own, pose the extra bonus of having to produce a smooth sounding melody.
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