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Turangalila Symphony
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Turangalila Symphony

The Turangalīla Symphony is a large-scale piece of orchestral music by Olivier Messiaen. One of several works by Messiaen to feature the Ondes Martenot, it is in ten movements and was premiered in 1949.

Messiaen stated that the title of the piece derived from two Sanskrit words, turanga and līla, together meaning something like "love song and hymn of joy, time, movement, rhythm, life and death."

In the TV series Futurama it is also the name of the little song that Captain Turanga Leela hums to herself whenever she feels happy.

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