Where an artist takes a StandardSnippet or other piece of classical music and incorporates it into their song. Could be small snippet of the piece or much longer. Might result in Crowning Music of Awesome when done properly.

Speculatively, the motivations for classical sampling are:
* Importing a sense of gravitas and substance.
* A way of highlighting the qualities of classical and pop music by contrasting them.
* Simply as a useful gimmick to make a song stand out.

A SubTrope of {{Sampling}} that normally gets around pesky legal issues by virtue of most classical music falling into the public domain. Named after the song by Falco, [[ThisIndexIsNotAnExample which, contrary to the title, does not use this trope]].

Not to be confused with RockMeAsmodeus. Nor with Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, although his music is likely to show up. See also PublicDomainSoundtrack.

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!!Examples:

* Music/{{Accept}} has several of these:
** ''Sodom & Gomorrah'' has an excerpt of ''Sabre Dance'' by Aram Khachaturian.
** ''Metal Heart'' has an excerpt of [[PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky Tchaikovsky's]] ''Slavonic March'' in the intro and one of {{Beethoven}}'s ''Für Elise'' in the guitar solo.
** The standalone guitar solo from the live album ''Staying a Life'' has an excerpt of ''In the Hall of the Mountain King'' by Edvard Grieg.
** The live version of ''Balls to the Wall'' from the same album has an introductory section based on the "fate" {{leitmotif}} from ''Carmen'' by Georges Bizet.
** They also did an arrangement of the ''Trio'' section of ''Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1'' by Edward Elgar (a.k.a. ''Land of Hope and Glory''), titled simply ''Pomp and Circumstance''.
* ''In the Hall of the Mountain King'' by Edvard Grieg is popular choice:
** Used in Music/{{Helloween}}'s ''Pinball/{{Gorgar}}''.
** Also in {{Music/Savatage}}'s ''Prelude to Madness''.
** And the track that immediately follows, ''[[TitleDrop In The Hall of the Mountain King]]''.
** Also in a live guitar solo by Accept, as mentioned above.
** Worked into ''Hall of the Mountain King'' by Music/{{Rainbow}}.
** And ''Hall of the Mountain King'' by Music/TheWho.
** M - Razzia 2(This Club is Closed Forever)
** Captain Jack - Dream a Dream
** Music/{{Zedd}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQu6_Iv_-H0 Dovregubben]] is an electronic mix.
* [[LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] Ninth in Music/{{Rainbow}}'s ''Difficult to Cure''.
* Strangely enough, ''Rock Me Amadeus'' by Music/{{Falco}} contains merely a snippet from Beethoven's ''5th'' at the very end.
** Falco's ''Vienna Calling'' begins with a few bars of ''The Blue Danube'' by Strauss.
* Christian Petzold's ''Minuet in G'' in the Toys' ''A Lover's Concerto''.
* Muzio Clementi's ''Sonatina No. 5 in G Major'' in the Mindbenders' ''A Groovy Kind of Love''.
* Beethoven's ''Pathétique''
** A movement from is used in BillyJoel's ''This Night.''
** And the theme from ''Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles''.
* JohannSebastianBach's ''Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring'':
** Apollo 100's song ''Joy'' is a rock version.
** ''She Don't Care About Time'' by TheByrds has a guitar solo based on it.
** Briefly quoted in a bass fill on TheKinks' "Wicked Annabella".
* A sample of the ''Flower Duet'' from Léo Delibes opera Lakmé occurs in in David Usher's ''Black Black Heart''.
* A full adaption of ''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' by Richard Strauss in Deodato's funky song of the same name.
* ''Play with Me'' by Extreme features riffs from various classical pieces including [[WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart's]] ''Alla turca'' and Vivaldi's ''The Four Seasons''.
* Jazz pianists, especially from around the bebop era, tend to have a couple of classical measures in their improvs. As an earlier example, Fats Waller was apparently a fan of ''In The Hall Of The Mountain King'', as he occasionally mixed pieces of the melody into his tunes, most notably in ''Viper's Drag''.
* The guitar solo in [[ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap's]] ''Heavy Duty'' is [[StandardSnippet the Boccherini minuet]]. According to the DVD commentary, that was actually the finale to a very intricate and inventive ten-minute solo, but Marty cut it down for time, and made Nigel look like a hack. To make matters worse, the short version made it onto the soundtrack, and is the only one most people have ever heard.
* The Enigma album ''The Screen Behind The Mirror'' samples ''O Fortuna'' to such an extent that you could say it's ''O Fortuna'' with samples of ambient 1990's electonica.
* Special mention goes to Andrew Lloyd Webber, who has a doggedly negative reputation for copying Puccini. The similarities are real but not as slavish as commonly reported e.g. commonalities in the central theme from Puccini's ''La fanciulla del West'' and ALW's ''Music of the Night''. It is interesting that a little bit of copying followed by denial caused an uproar whereas other artists copy big chunks of classical music wholesale with apparent acceptability. It doesn't help that ALW's work tends to repeat.
* Dvorak's ''Symphony No. 9'' forms the basis of Music/BlindGuardian's ''By the Gates of Moria''.
** Also the RhapsodyOfFire song The Wizard's Last Rhymes.
* Indie darkwave/new wave band Thou Shalt Not borrows ''From The New World'' symphony as well, for their most recent single -- unsurprisingly titled, ''New World''.
* The Killers had ''Mr Brightside'' turn into ''Ode To Joy.''
* [[JohannSebastianBach Bach's]] ''Music/ToccataAndFugueInDMinor''
** ''Plug-in Baby'' by Muse starts with the opening.
** The basis for the ''{{Gyruss}}'' theme song.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9OFZ9Mh7GA Bach onto This]]" could even count as a {{Homage}}.
** A VideoGame/{{Touhou}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfvo-xyq_zQ music arrange]] for Kanako Yasaka's theme, Suwa Foughten Field, begins with the opening.
** "Golbez, Clad in Darkness" from VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV quotes it as well.
** Eurobeat Brony's "Discord" uses the Fugue for its intro.
* Chuck Berry's ''Roll Over Beethoven'' begins with the famous "Da-Da-Da-DUN!" opening from Beethoven's ''Symphony No. 5'' and has been covered by everybody from ELO to The Beatles.
** The Music/ElectricLightOrchestra version deserves special mention, for taking the song and building an entire suite around it - based on the Fifth Symphony, of course.
* ''Adagio in G Minor'' by Remo Giazotto.
** ''Albinoni vs. Star Wars'' by Sigue Sigue Sputnik opens with a quotation.
** ''Cold is Being'' by the band Renaissance is essentially ''Adagio in G Minor'' set to lyrics.
** "Albinoni" by Rollerball (Above & Beyond). DJ Tiesto also did a remix titled "Athena", on ''Parade of the Athletes''.
* Renaissance is pretty much built on this trope, actually.
* Sting's ''Russians'' uses the melody from Sergei Prokofiev's ''Romance'', part of his ''Lieutenant Kije Suite''.
* Overused by Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer, who did at least one classical-to-rock full conversion on every album. As did Keith Emerson's previous band The Nice (later reformed for nostalgic reunion concerts)
* William Orbits album ''Pieces In A Modern Style'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. However, the most widely recognized track from the album, Barbers ''Adagio For Strings'' was a remix by Ferry Corsten, misleading people into thinking the whole album was dance music.
** Tiesto and Armin van Buuren have also done remixes. Some DJ's have also sampled or remixed from other remixes.
* Bomani D'Mite Armah's ''Read a Book'' turns Beethoven's 5th Symphony into a Lil' Jon-style rap song. It's a parody advising its target audience to take up good habits such as reading books and drinking water instead of beer.
* Johann Pachelbel's ''[[PachelbelsCanon Canon in D]]'' has inspired a great many songs with its [[PachelbelsCanonProgression chord progression]]. Jerry C even played the entire tune [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by8oyJztzwo rock & roll style]].
** The opening of Vitamin C's "Graduation (Friends Forever)" directly quotes the piece, although a step lower in pitch.
* PetShopBoys, ''All Over The World'' opens with a synthesised StandardSnippet of a Tchaikovsky piece.
* Nas' ''I Can'' uses the beginning of Beethoven's ''Für Elise''.
* Classical composers liked quoting too:
** Tchaikovsky famously copied the "Marseillaise" and the then-Russian national anthem for the ''1812 Overture'' and a number of Italian songs for the ''Capriccio Italien.''
** Beethoven took 'Rule, Britannia' and 'God Save the King' for his ''Wellington's Victory'' (Op. 91) along with the French 'Malbrough s'en va-t en guerre' (identical to 'For He's a Jolly Good Fellow'), reputedly Napoleon's favourite tune.
** Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture" is made up of quotations from traditional collegiate songs such as "Gaudeamus Igitur."
** Aaron Copland made an art form out of reworking and rephrasing American folk tunes, the best known of which is his use of the Shaker hymn "Simple Gifts" in ''Appalachian Spring''.
* {{Evanescence}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgun4FjrRV8 Lacrymosa]] samples the opening of the Lacrimosa from Mozart's Requiem throughout the whole song.
* Hollenthon does this all the time. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8h58aLOfSo Lords of Bedlam]] samples the Romeo and Juliet tune to great effect.
* Apotheosis has done [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A8xOez_CLw O Fortuna]] but it only really becomes Crowning Music of Awesome in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaEjVu7d_QY Excalibur remix]].
* Chumbawumba's ''Tubthumping'' includes the ''Prince of Denmark's March'' at the end.
* Sweetbox's ''Everything's Gonna Be Alright'' is based around ''Air on the G String'', from Bach's Orchestral Suite No.3.
* Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band's ''A Fifth of Beethoven'' quotes Beethoven's ''Symphony No. 5 in C minor''. It was most famously used in the film ''SaturdayNightFever''. Also in the film was David Shire's funky reworking of Mussorgsky's ''Night on Bald Mountain'', which was called ''Night on Disco Mountain''.
** Following Murphy's hit a group called The Philarmonics gave similar treatment to ''Für Elise''. "For Elise" ''peaked'' at #100 on Billboard's Hot 100.
* ''Trans Siberian Orchestra'''s ''Requiem'' samples the famous intro to Beethoven's 5th. ''Requiem'' is part a rock opera titled ''BeethovensLastNight''. It also includes snippets of Mozart and ''Flight of the Bumblebee''.
** Indeed, pretty much the entirety of the TSO's output that isn't Christmas stuff is this. Beethoven's Last Night contains at least the Moonlight Sonata, the Pathetique, Fur Elise and the 5th (and a lot more Beethoven, of course), Mozart's overture to Figaro, and Rachmaninov's Flight of the Bumblebee. Nightcastle contains an actual Hall of the Mountain King (see crossover with Savatage below), Verdi's Requiem, Orff's Carmina Burana, and a cover of the Nutrocker (which of course is itself B Bumble and the Stingers' cover of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker).
** Some of their Christmas music is this as well. Excluding original tracks and arrangements based on traditional Christmas carols, "Christmas Canon" is based on Pachabel's Canon in D, "Mad Russian's Christmas" is based on the Nutcracker Suite, and "Wish Liszt(Toy Shop Madness)" is based on Liszt's Hungarian Dances
** ''Savatage'' has also dipped into this trope. Their song "Hall of the Mountain King" didn't actually sample any of Edvard Grieg's "Hall of the Mountain King", but their "Prelude to Madness", an extended intro to "Hall...", did.
* Malice Mizer made incredibly liberal use of this, to the point where you didn't even to know about classical to spot it. The main source seemed to be guitarist and bandleader Mana, because his new project, Moi Dix Mois, does the same thing.
* Finnish Thrash Metal band Stone open their album ''No Anaesthesia!'' with a metal rendition of Jean Sibelius' ''Finlandia''.
* The Brian Setzer Orchestra album ''Wolfgang's Big Night Out'' contains swing versions of several recognizable classical works. Notably, ''Plead the Fifth'' has the oveture to Beethoven's ''5th Symphony'', ''For Lisa'' quotes ''Fur Elise'', the title track quotes Mozart's ''Eine Kliene Nachtmusik'', ''One More Night With You'' references Greig's ''Hall of the Mountain King'' and ''Some River In Europe'' samples Strauss' ''Blue Danube''. In their first Christmas album, they also did their version of ''The Nutcracker Suite'', which was based on an arrangement originally performed in the '40s by Les Brown and his Band of Renown.
* {{Nile}}'s ''Ramses, Bringer of War'' is based on ''Mars, Bringer of War'' from Holst's ''The Planets''.
* ''End of the Century'' from ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution 3rd Mix'' samples Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
* ''Speed Over Beethoven'' from ''DDR Extreme'' samples Fur Elise.
** "Can't You Feel My Love" by the same artist (although not featured in ''DDR'') samples the third movement of the Moonlight Sonata.
* ''Beethoven Virus'' from ''PumpItUp'' samples Beethoven's Sonata Pathétique (Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13). "Canon D", is of course, Pachelbel's ''Canon''.
** In fact, at least 70% of [=BanYa=]'s catalog for the series is this. To name a few: "Sorceress Elise" to Beethoven's''Fur Elise'', "Turkey March" to Mozart's ''Rondo Alla Turca'', and "Winter" to Vivaldi's ''L'invierno''.
* ''V'' and ''V2'' from ''{{beatmania}} IIDX'' samples Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, ''L'inverno'' (Winter) from Vivaldi's ''The Four Seasons''.
* ''Kakumei'' from ''{{beatmania}} IIDX 7th Style'' and ''[[VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution DDRMAX2]]'' is a dance remix of Chopin's Etude #12, also known as the Revolutionary Etude. (Hence the name, which is Japanese for "revolution".)
* About a third of the soundtrack of ''Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix'' consists of remixes of classical music.
* Instrumental track "Fuck You" by Music/{{Satan}} has a part of Mozart's ''Eine Kleine Nachtmusik'' in it.
* The ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' opening theme song ''Zettai! Part 2'' uses the intro to Mozart's ''Eine Kleine Nachtmusik'' to open and end the song.
* The intro for ''Eine Kleine Nachtmusik'' is also used in the VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}} soundtrack, from the level where Raz helps Sasha Nein defeat the censors.
* The 2112 Overture by {{Rush}} includes a snippet of the 1812 Overture. Get it?
* The outro of Necrophagist's Only Ash Remains is part of Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet suite.
* Live versions of ''Heartbreaker'' by Music/LedZeppelin often include a snippet of Bach's ''Bourrée in E minor''.
* The Vintersorg song ''For Kung Och Fosterland'', from the album Till Fjalls, features the signature melody from Grieg's ''Hall of the Mountain King'' from ''Peer Gynt''. He is thanked in the credits.
* Thicke's ''When I get you alone'' has Beethoven's ''Fifth'' as the main riff.
* ''Earth, the Circle Part 1'' by Manfred Mann's Earth Band includes some melodic phrases from both the left-hand and right-hand parts of "Jimbo's Lullaby" (from ''Children's Corner'') by ClaudeDebussy, the right-hand part becoming a vocal melody with lyrics.
* Music/{{Megadeth}}'s ''Symphony Of Destruction'' has a piece of Mozart's ''Requiem (K. 626) - Domine Jesu Christe'' at the start. Also ''Last Rites'', based on JohannSebastianBach's ''Toccata and Fugue in D minor'' (BWV 565).
* ''Repent Walpurgis'' by ProcolHarum contains an excerpt of JohannSebastianBach's ''Prelude No. 1 in C major'' (BWV 846).
** ProculHarum's greatest hit was ''Whiter Shade of Pale'' - based on Bach's ''Air on the G String''
* RhapsodyOfFire's 10 minute epic ''The Wizard's Last Rhymes'' borrows heavily from the 4th movement of Dvorak's ''New World Symphony''.
** On their album ''From Chaos To Eternity'', the songs "Tempesta di Fuoco" and "Heroes of the Waterfalls' Kingdom" both borrow from Beethoven's ''Piano Sonata #1 in F Minor''.
* German punk band Die Toten Hosen have an album called ''Ein Kleines Bisschen Horrorshow'' -- "A Little bit of Horrorshow" -- which has quite a few bits and pieces of Beethoven's ''Ninth'' in it. The songs reference A Clockwork Orange a lot, so this makes sense when you think about it. The first song is even called ''Here Comes Alex''.
* Sol Bloom's 1893 song "The Streets of Cairo, or The Poor Little Country Maid" is popular as a comically stereotypical StandardSnippet for vaguely Middle Eastern settings, so there's no surprise it's been referenced quite a lot.
** It pops up, drastically slowed down and made to sound menacing, as the main riff of [[Music/GeorgeClinton Funkadelic]]'s "You Scared the Lovin' Outta Me".
** David Bromberg's "Sharon" has the instrumental introduction (which was SampledUp by the BeastieBoys for "Johnny Ryall") include a violin solo which begins by quoting "The Streets of Cairo".
** Patrick Cowley's "Menergy" has a synth solo that also begins with the snippet before veering into another place entirely.
** It is quoted in Music/FrankZappa's "The Grand Wazoo".
** It's reused in Music/{{Can}}'s "Hoolah Hoolah".
** Perhaps not surprisingly, it's also interpolated into "IstanbulNotConstantinople" by The Four Lads[=/=]TheyMightBeGiants.
** [[KeSha Ke$ha's]] ''Take It Off'' uses "The Streets of Cairo" for its entire chorus.
-->"There's a place [[strike:in France]] downtown where the [[strike:naked ladies dance]] freaks all come around \\
[[strike:There's]] It's a hole in the wall [[strike:where the men can see it]] it's a dirty free for all"
* ''Hips Don't Lie'' by {{Shakira}} uses a trumpet part from ''Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)'' by Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz.
* ''God Diva'' from the Japanese Duo Music/AliProject samples ''The Magic Flute Queen of the Night Aria'' by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
* A sample from Tchaikovsky's ''Nutcracker Suite'' is used as the "Game Start" tune for the Japan-only NES game ''Devil World''. A longer sample would be used in the ''Devil World'' level on ''Art Style: PICTOBITS'' in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XrgIyztOIw short, but awesome remix]].
** As almost every fan knows, ''Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy'' appears in the licensed NES version of ''{{Tetris}}''. The GameBoy version uses the Russian folk song "Korobeiniki" instead.
* FrankZappa's guitar solo on the live version of "Status Back Baby" is Stravinsky's "Petrushka".
** Zappa also inverted it by working in "Louie Louie" in orchestral piece "Welcome To The United States."
* Music/TheBeatles start "All You Need Is Love" with the first few bars of the "Marseillaise". In the cacophony towards the end, you can also hear a saxophone playing the first line from Glenn Miller's "In the Mood".
* The chorus of {{ABBA}}'s "Lay All Your Love On Me" is based on Modest Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain."
* PinkMartini often quotes classical music and popular melodies. Their song "The Gardens of Sampson and Beasley" manages to quote Delibes' "Flower Duet" and "Oh My Darling Clementine" in quick succession.
* When I Get You Alone by Robin Thicke features a heavy sample of Beethovens Symphony number 5.
* Music/TheBeatles' "Because" is based off Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata"; John asked Yoko to play the chords of "Sonata" backwards while writing it, but it still sounds like the original.
* Music/EmilieAutumn, being a classically trained violinist and harpsichordist, provides a few examples:
** "Juliet" has the chorus of "Greensleeves" around the end. It's at 4:47 in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4HknxMtFdw this video.]]
** "Save You" ends with a few bars of PachelbelsCanon.
** Her cover of Music/CyndiLauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" interpolates Fucik's "Entrance of the Gladiators", better known as the StandardSnippet for circus music, played on the cello.
* ''Music/{{PDQ Bach}}'' usually produces pieces which are nothing but quotations from classical music ... and popular music, and jazz music, and nursery tunes, and ... and ... and
* "Tell" from ''InTheGroove 2'' is a techno remix of Rossini's ''William Tell Overture''. "Vorsprung Durch Techno" and "Summer in Belize" are based on the Spring and Summer movements, respectively, of Vivaldi's ''Four Seasons''.
* SoundHorizon's "Yoiyami no Uta" includes snippets of classical pieces in rapid succession: Beethoven's "Ode to Joy", Chopin's "Fantaisie-Impromptu", and Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition".
* As the title implies, electronica group Lamb's song "Górecki" is built around a sample from Górecki's Third Symphony.
* Deborah Sasson's "Carmen (Danger in Her Eyes)" uses a snippet of "Habanera" from George Bizet's ''Carmen''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLdYSGYJzw0 "Dido"]](no relation to the singer) by Aria is based on "Dido's Lament" from the opera ''Dido & Aeneas''.
* Brazilian band Ultraje a Rigor has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu35Or5OqKQ "Eu Gosto de Mulher"]], whose solo incorporates "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqg3l3r_DRI Sabre Dance]]" (a StandardSnippet on WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry, among others)
* Several examples from SymphonyX:
** "Divine Wings of Tragedy" samples both Bach's ''Mass in B Minor'' and Holst's "Mars, Bringer of War" from the ''Planets Suite''.
** Interspersed within the album ''V-The New Mythology Suite'' are excerpts of both Verdi's and Mozart's Requiems, Bach's ''Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor'' (BWV 1052) and the cantata ''Ich habe meine Zuversicht'' (BWV 188), and Bartók's ''Concerto for Orchestra''.
* {{Candlemass}}'s "Marche Funebre" is an arrangement of Chopin's Funeral March.
** As well, the solo riff for "Waterwitch" is extremely reminiscent Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
* The song that Roger composes in ''{{Rent}}'' is a rock version of "Musetta's Waltz" from ''LaBoheme'', the opera that the musical is based on.
* Laserdance's "Voyage of Discovery" is a spacesynth version of Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet".
* KMFDM's "Liebeslied" samples Karl Orff's "O Fortuna." Unfortunately for them, "O Fortuna" is not in the public domain and they were forced to re-edit the song to remove the sample (although it's still used when they play it live).
* Love Sculpture had a 1968 UK hit with their rocked-up version of ''Sabre Dance'' by Aram Khachaturian (who was still alive at the time, though there seems to be no public record of his reaction).
* "Strange Skies" by The Cruxshadows, the B-side of the single ''Valkyrie'', quotes Wagner's ''Ride of the Valkyries''. Ironically, "Valkyrie" itslef is not an example of this trope.
* Another comic version appears in the album, "Music/SpikeJones is Murdering the Classics!"
* Rudebrat's "[[Theatre/{{Amadeus}} Amadeus]] (Mozart {{Dubstep}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PQXddD3uYU Remix]])" is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* Rednex's "Wild and Free" is built on the melody of Offenbach's "Infernal Galop" from "Orpheus in the Underworld." Most people know it best as "the cancan song."
* [[DeepPurple Deep Purple's]] "Under the Gun" features the first four measures of "Pomp and Circumstance" as a bridge.
* TimMinchin: during one of the epic solos in Dark Side, he sneaks in a bit of Beethoven's Fur Elise.
* A trademark of Music/ThePianoGuys, who combine classical motifs with the contemporary. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDsfou6UfjU Their version of "Mission Impossible"]] with Music/LindseyStirling features a bit of Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 16 ([[UncommonTime performed in 5/4 time]] in a minor key), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ_fkw5j-t0 "Beethoven's Five Secrets"]] mixes elements of Beethoven's Symphony 5 into One Republic's "Secrets", and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCaH-qqTWpk "Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends"]] combines Chopin's Prelude Opus 28 with "Oogway Ascends" from ''KungFuPanda".
* ''VideoGame/{{Cytus}}'' has an entire chapter dedicated to modern arranges of classical songs.
* Fitting the subject of the song, {{Music/Sakanaction}}'s "Bach no Senritsu o Yoru ni Kiita Sei Desu" ("Because Of Listening To Bach Melodies At Night") includes a short Bach snippet played on the piano.
* [[GodIsLoveSongs Contemporary Christian music]] veteran David Meece recorded several songs that used classical songs as part of the basis or used snippets as an introduction; such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDUMcEeNUr4 "This Time"]] (which used Chopin's "Revolutionary Etude" in C Minor for the introduction, bridge and ending) and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isc7rCK7QW4 "Falling Down"]] (based on a Mozart sonata). In Meece's case, it owed somewhat due to his classical training at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.
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