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ZPD REPORT

To: Chief Judy Wilde

This video was found on (REDACTED) , inside ZPD HQ. We don’t know how they managed to get this video to the location it was found, but I recommend informing all ZPD branches to tighten their security, as if they were able to get this video inside our HQ, they could also get much more sinister things inside.

It is my opinion that this organization appears to be taunting us by sending this video, and they seem like a serious threat. I would recommend calling in a detachment of marines, or the division or Rambo, or something along those lines, as I believe we have only seen a fraction of this group’s power. They must be hiding something that they plan to reveal when we are vulnerable.

- Captian Alex Boehm

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Richard Wagner - Tristan und Isolde - Prelude

Performed by the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra lead by Karl Boehm. Recorded in 1966.

The score of Tristan und Isolde is a major landmark in the development in Western music. Wagner uses an expanded range of orchestral color, harmony and polyphony not found in his earlier operas. The very first chord in the piece, referred to as the Tristan chord, is of great significance in the move away from traditional tonal harmony as it resolves to another dissonant chord:

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The Tristan chord consists of the following notes: F, B, D♯ and G♯. It can also be any chord that consists of the following intervals above the bass note: augmented fourth, augmented sixth, and augmented ninth.

The notes of the Tristan chord are not unusual and can be rearranged to form a common half-diminished seventh chord. What distinguishes the chord is its unusual relationship to the implied key of its surroundings. When it was first heard in 1865, it was considered to be innovative, disorienting, and daring. This chord made many consider that the sound or structure of musical harmony was to become more predominant than its function. This was a notion soon explored and expanded upon by Debussy and others.