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Name that music

  1. Nov 6, 2007 #1
    Classical music is frequently used in commercials, tv series, movies, etc. Can we sort out what is what?

    Take for instance the tune of the lone ranger..

    Familiar? Final part of the Ouverture Wilhelm Tell.

    The full version in an excellent setting

    (wait till 2:30 min)

    Another one: Onedin Line.

    What is the original music? That's easy

    the Adagio from Spartacus composed by Aram Khachaturián

    Also classical themes are often 'borrowed' in modern music. For instance:

    If I had words

    What is that tune from? Name that music.
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  3. Nov 7, 2007 #2
    Looks like someone already hinted at the composer in the comments. Maybe it's from the 3rd symphony? I think I hear an organ in the background. :)
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  5. Nov 8, 2007 #4


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    Disney and Looney Tunes have been great with this! Fantasia, The Rabbit of Seville, Rabbit Rhapsody, hard to choose a favourite from, but here’s someone else’s :smile: interpretation of Elma Fudd’s ‘Kill the Wabbit’, (or also in Apocalypse Now)

    I’ve thought of some more, (some that have nothing to do with Disney or Looney Tunes) and will turn them into questions, even though it is not my turn, as I’ve been beaten by two people to answer Andre’s questions, but it may make it more interesting…

    1. Can anyone name the 3 pieces reworked into Hamlet the opera on Gilligan’s Island?

    One of these, alternatively, ‘borrowed’ by Goofy and Clarabelle Cow-

    2. Or, which famous work did a part of the first movement of Mozart’s piano concerto no. 25, seem to inspire?

    In turn, this work was borrowed by many, e.g. Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Schumann, the Beatles, and Offenbach, leading to question 3…

    3. Can anyone name the original name for another piece by Offenbach, which was bought by the U.S. Marines?
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  6. Nov 8, 2007 #5
    It's Habanera first and the Toreador song at the last, so I am guessing the middle one is another aria from Carmen. I'm not very familiar with opera.

    Oh, and the last two videos (Mozart and Offenbach) seem to be the same.
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    Yes, Habanera and the Toreador song, but the middle one isn't from Carmen, nor even Bizet.:smile:
    Thanks, I'll edit my attempt with the US Marine's Hymn!
    edit: fixed
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  8. Nov 8, 2007 #7
    #3 Is a march from the opera "Genevieve of Brabant"

    For beginners, where is the European anthem from?
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    That's an easy one, especially if you've watched Die Hard about half a million times! :biggrin:
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  11. Nov 9, 2007 #10
    Right, the lyrics are from Friedrich Schiller and good old Ludwig von Beethoven did the tune, also known as the finale of the 9th symphony

    Now definitely, the most popular of all:

    Big ad

    Don't you hear it every day somewhere? But what is it?
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    Hmmm, sort of..... The melody for the US Marines' Hymn was from Offenbach's Genevieve de Brabant, but it wasn't so much of a march but a silly policemen's duet, these are some of the lyrics-

    We're public guardians bold yet wary
    And of ourselves we take good care
    To risk our precious lives we're chary
    When danger threatens we're not there
    But when we see a helpless woman
    Or little boys who do no harm…
    We run them in, we run them in
    We run them in, we run them in
    To show them we're the beaux gendarmes
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    I've posted that on another thread here somewhere, too! Love the gorilla!
  15. Nov 9, 2007 #14
    Oh boy! :rolleyes: O Ubiquitousana!
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    great idea!
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    The answer to this- the work that was seemingly inspired by Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 21- is pretty European too. :smile:

    More clues-

    Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture is riddled with fragments of it, particularly during the (first) cannons (as well as the czarist Russian national anthem) -

    Or the Beatles used a fragment in ‘Love is All You Need’.
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  19. Nov 9, 2007 #18
    I guessed as much, but it lasted for a short duration that I thought it wouldn't be the answer.
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    Bravo both!
    Yes, La Marseillaise.
    Sorry Neutrino, it was all I could find, but I also thought it should be a bit tricky considering the clever people here, so well done. I can multi-quote now, thanks!
    (BTW, can't edit it now but accidentally wrote concerto no. 21 instead of 25, the second time I wrote it. The first time I wrote it correctly)
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  21. Nov 9, 2007 #20
    The omnipresent is still open, it seems,

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