- What key does it start in?
- No key? You can't write music in no key.
Well, I can't write this in anything but no key. It's common time, molto adagio, sotto voce. First violin, quarter notes. Middle C up to A. Measure. G up to C, tied, F. Second violin, bar two. Middle C up to A. Double note E, G, C.
- Have it.
Viola clef, 2B pressed.
- It's a hymn.
Yes. Hymn of thanksgiving.
To God, for sparing me to finish my work. After the pianissimo, the canon resumes. First violin takes the theme. Viola, C to A. It's growing, gaining strength. Second violin, C to A.
- An octave higher.
Yes. Then the struggle. First violin, C, up an octave, and then up to G. And the cello...
Yes, down. Pulled down. Half notes, F, E, D. Pulled constantly down. And then, a voice, a single frail voice emerges, soaring above the sound. The striving continues.
Moving below the surface.
Yes. First violin longing, pleading to God. And then, God answers. The clouds open. Loving hands reach down. We're raised up into heaven. Cello remains earthbound, but the other voices soar suspended.
- For an instant.
Yes. For an instant. In which you can live forever. Earth does not exist. Time is timeless. And the hands that lifted you caress your face, mold them to the face of God. And you are at one. You are at peace.
You're finally free.
看完整的电影，在 youtube, search for 《Copying Beethoven》。