The audio file is composed of 12 song clips of varying lengths, with the pitch having been altered on eleven of them.
Solvers must ID the songs, and recognize that each one has been adapted from an earlier classical work (as clued by the flavortext phrase “what material it’s composed of”). Solvers need to identify the composers of these original works, and then index into those composers’ surnames by the number of seconds in the clips.
|Popular Song||Artist||Pitch Shift||No. of Secs.||Orig Composer||Original Work||Letter|
|American Tune||Paul Simon||0||3||BACH||St. Matthew Passion||C|
|This Night||Billy Joel||10||7||BEETHOVEN||Pathétique||V|
|Could it Be Magic||Barry Manilow||9||3||CHOPIN||Prelude in C minor||O|
|A Groovy Kind of Love||Mindbenders||11||5||CLEMENTI||Rondo from Sonatina in G||E|
|My Reverie||Ella Fitzgerald||7||7||DEBUSSY||Reverie||Y|
|It’s Now Or Never||Elvis Presley||2||6||DI CAPUA||O Sole Mio||U|
|(I Can’t Help) Falling in Love with You||UB40||5||6||MARTINI||Plaisir d’Amour||N|
|I Don’t Want to Walk Without You||Harry James & His Orchestra||6||2||MENDELSSOHN||Allegretto grazioso in A major (Frühlingslied, or Spring Song) in Book 5 of Lieder ohne Worte (Songs Without Words)||E|
|Hate Me Now||Puff Daddy/Nas||3||2||ORFF||Carmina Burana||R|
|Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah||Alan Sherman||8||8||PONCHIELLI||Dance of the Hours||L|
|All by Myself||Eric Carmen||1||10||RACHMANINOFF||Piano Concerto No. 2 in C||O|
|Once Upon A Dream||Sleeping Beauty||4||1||TCHAIKOVSKY||Sleeping Beauty, Act I, The Garland Waltz||T|
Finally, ordering the extracted letters by the number of semitones the clip has been shifted (from 0 to +11) spells the answer COURTNEY LOVE.