Yesterday, while making the six-hour drive home, this piece came on the classical station:
This is the Troika from the Lt. Kije Suite by the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. I’ve never really heard this piece before, but I knew the melody already. I could sing along with it. I’d heard it used somewhere else.
And then it dawned on me.
It doesn’t happen right away, but you hear the same melody around 54 seconds in. This is I Believe in Father Christmas by Greg Lake, of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer fame.
My mind was blown. I’m still picking up the pieces.
I LOVE finding stuff like this. It’s like participating in a treasure hunt, and you figure out the clue that has stumped everyone else. So I figured I’d share this with you.