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In Conclusion

The Ether Game Brain trust explores famous finales and epic endings, in honor of IU's graduation!

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THIS IS THE END. Well, the end of a some great pieces of music, that is...

This week is finals week here on the campus of Indiana University, which means graduation is just around the corner. So, in honor of things coming to a close, we’re looking at famous finales and epic endings in a show we’re calling “In Conclusion.”

Did you know…

  • The finale of Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ends with a statue coming to life and dragging the main character down into hell!
  • “Neptune, the Mystic,” the final movement of The Planets by Gustav Holst ends with a literal “fade out” from the unaccompanied women’s chorus, representing the vastness of space beyond Neputne.
  • Erik Satie’s piano piece Embryons Dessechées ends with a seemingly endless coda, a spoof of the never-ending works by Beethoven.
  • The song “Her Majesty” from The Beatles’ album Abbey Road is a bonus track after the song “The End,” originally meant to be sandwiched between the songs “Mean Mr. Mustard” and “Polythene Pam” on the album.

See the full playlist below:

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