Which piece of music does the below picture represent?



More specifically: It represents the start notes of a famous music piece.

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    $\begingroup$ Good grief, another Morse code puzzle! +1 $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 29, 2023 at 22:29
  • $\begingroup$ If someone can't resolve the details of your image, they don't stand a chance of working your puzzle out. So a -1 from me. Quite apart from [enigmatic-puzzle] which is just an attempt to justify inadequate cluing. $\endgroup$
    – Rosie F
    Commented Aug 2, 2023 at 5:54

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Can you find it? I found



The music tag and title "A little one..."

bring to mind the musical piece "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", or "A Little Night Music".

As 135 noted in a comment, this does indeed

look like Morse Code. Extending the "bar" lines in red and reading out the dashes and dots which they cross in fact gives the note letters to the famous opening theme:
G, D G, D G D G B D. C, A C, A C A F A D. morse code image
EXCEPT there are 5 extra dots after the last "F" which need to be explained...
Good observation from caP: perhaps the dots were intended to indicate that the F is sharp. Treating them as 'is' gives 'Fis', an indicator of F# in languages such as German, appropriate for the song choice.
And of course the tall symbols clue the quarter notes, the rest eighths.

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    $\begingroup$ Nice. rot13(V oryvrir gur S fubhyq or funec fb znlor gubfr qbgf ercerfrag gung fbzrubj) $\endgroup$
    – caPNCApn
    Commented Aug 2, 2023 at 4:07
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    $\begingroup$ Aha, in many languages rot13(Svf zrnaf S funec) $\endgroup$
    – caPNCApn
    Commented Aug 2, 2023 at 4:32
  • $\begingroup$ @caPNCApn, you're right. I am not a native English speaker, I just assumed that rot13(Svf) was also known in English. Have to do my research better next time :) $\endgroup$
    – Lezzup
    Commented Aug 2, 2023 at 5:02
  • $\begingroup$ @Amoz, correct! You have not mentioned why some notes are bigger than other, but that should be obvious by now. Good job! $\endgroup$
    – Lezzup
    Commented Aug 2, 2023 at 5:10

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