Where an artist takes a Standard Snippet
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.
that normally gets around pesky legal issues by virtue of most classical music falling into the public domain. Named after the song by Falco, which, contrary to the title, does not use this trope
Not to be confused with Rock Me, Asmodeus!
. Nor with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
, although his music is likely to show up. See also Public Domain Soundtrack