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    I made a playlist here:

    http://www.spotifyclassical.com/2010...orks-open.html

    Paul Simon – American Tune
    Bach, JS : St Matthew Passion BWV244 : "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden"
    The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds
    Ensemble Modern – Electric Counterpoint - Fast
    Tony Bennett – Stranger In Paradise
    Paavo Jarvi – Prince Igor, Polovtsian Dances: Dance II
    Elvis Presley – Can't Help Falling In Love
    London Symphony Orchestra – Martini: Plaisir d'amour
    Kelis – Like You
    Mozart : Die Zauberflöte : Act 2 "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen"
    Barry Manilow – Could It Be Magic
    Evgeny Kissin – Prelude No. 20 in C Minora
    Mario Lanza – And This Is My Beloved - From Kismet
    Borodin Quartet – String Quartet No.2 In D Major: Notturno: Andante
    Tony Martin – Here
    Kurt Eichhorn & Lucia Popp – Rigoletto: "Caro Nome" (Verdi)
    Della Reese – Don't You Know?
    Rolando Panerai – La Bohème: Quando me'n vo soletta
    The Toys – A Lover's Concerto
    Gustav Leonhardt – Minuet in G major, BWV Anh. 116
    Van Cliburn – Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: Adagio sostenuto
    Jem – They
    Glenn Gould – Prelude & Fugue No. 12 in F minor, BWV 881: Praeludium
    Eric Carmen – All By Myself - Digitally Remastered 1997
    Annie Lennox – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
    BWV 140 - Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme: Choral: Zion Hört Die Wächter Singen
    Frank Sinatra – I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
    Yundi Li – Chopin: Impromptu No.4 in C sharp minor, Op.66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu"
    Eric Carmen – Never Gonna Fall In Love Again
    St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra – Symphony No. 2 in E minor Op. 27: III. Adagio
    Monty Python – Oliver Cromwell (Monty Python Sings)
    Martha Argerich – Polonaise No. 6 in A flat 'Heroic' Op. 53
    Ella Fitzgerald – My Reverie
    Zoltán Kocsis – Debussy: Rêverie
    The Crew Nuts – Mostly Martha
    Orchestra – Martha (1997 Digital Remaster): M'appari tutt'amor
    Perry Como – Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)
    The Philadelphia Orchestra – España
    Jo Stafford – No Other Love
    Murray Perahia – 12 Études, Op. 10: Étude No. 3 in E Major
    Patti Page – All My Love
    Daniel Barenboim & Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Ravel : Bolero
    Xzibit featuring Dr. Dre – Symphony In X Major - Explicit Version
    Ton Koopman – Bach, JS : Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major BWV1048 : I Allegro
    Janet Jackson – Someone To Call My Lover (Single Edit)
    Francine Kay – Gymnopedie No 1 (Satie)


    Any more suggestions?

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    Yundi Li – Chopin: Impromptu No.4 in C sharp minor, Op.66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu"???

    Nevermind, I've read the list and now understand.

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    Yvonne Keeley & Scott Fitzgerald - If I had words
    A #1 hit in Holland in the 70s, based on
    Saint Saens - Symphony 3 (organ)

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    "Graduation" by Vitamin C *shudder*

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    Annie Lennox – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
    BWV 140 - Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme: Choral: Zion Hört Die Wächter Singen
    I doubt this. First off, there is no reason to list the cover rather than the famous original by Procol Harum, but more importantly, although the song has a very strong Bach influence, there is as far as i know not one single Bach composition that you can point too as the original (certainly not Air, which is often quoted for this song).

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    Hi, Art Rock, The original version of A Whiter Shade of Pale is not available on Spotify at this moment, so I use my favourite cover.

    Thanks for If I Had Words, I have put it in my playlist.

    @Il Seraglio

    Graduation Day doesn't belong here, see the youtube video from my OP

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulyssestone View Post
    Any more suggestions?
    Several (but would like to confirm that they match your requirements)

    Scooter: Sound above my Hair ("Lord of the Dance / Applainahcan Spring" by Copland)
    Captain Jack: Dream a Dream ("In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Grieg)
    Scooter: Raving, I'm Raving ("Scotland the Brave")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welsh Classical Fan View Post
    Several (but would like to confirm that they match your requirements)

    Scooter: Sound above my Hair ("Lord of the Dance / Applainahcan Spring" by Copland)
    Captain Jack: Dream a Dream ("In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Grieg)
    Scooter: Raving, I'm Raving ("Scotland the Brave")
    ThanksI put them in the playlist, just replaced the first with Weezer's The Greatest Man Ever Lived, which also borrowed from the hymn Copland used.

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    There was a song called "full Moon and empty Arms" that I think is based on Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto. (Or the Raphsody on a theme of Paganini)
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    Anyone want to hear the 15th variation of Elgar's Enigmas?! Of course you do! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YCGtT_FRYg

    ... at least according to Rob Dougan, surprised this hasn't been mentioned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jules141 View Post
    Anyone want to hear the 15th variation of Elgar's Enigmas?! Of course you do! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YCGtT_FRYg

    ... at least according to Rob Dougan, surprised this hasn't been mentioned!
    Thanks, I added to the playlist, though it's more like a remix of the Enigma theme.

    I never watched the Matrix

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    Apparently "Somewhere Out There" sung by Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram is based on the second movement to Beethoven's "Pathetique" sonata

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    Thrice - Music Box (based off of the Japanese folk song Sakura, Sakura)
    B.M. Music Theory - University of Connecticut
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    My Soundclick Page - feel free to browse my compositions I post up there

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    Evanescence-Lacrymosa

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