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* [[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 Music/FryderykChopin'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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* [[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 Music/FryderykChopin's "Revolutionary Etude" in C Minor for the introduction, bridge and ending) ending), "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gdcFFBKjGs You Can Go]]" (using Music/JohannSebastianBach Bach's]] "Invention 13 in A Minor" in the same manner as "This Time") 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.


** Perhaps not surprisingly, it's also interpolated into "IstanbulNotConstantinople" by The Four Lads[=/=]TheyMightBeGiants.

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** Perhaps not surprisingly, it's also interpolated into "IstanbulNotConstantinople" by The Four Lads[=/=]TheyMightBeGiants.Lads[=/=]Music/TheyMightBeGiants.


Not to be confused with RockMeAsmodeus. Nor with Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, although his music is likely to show up. See also PublicDomainSoundtrack. Compare and contrast ClassicalMusicIsBoring.

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Not to be confused with RockMeAsmodeus. Nor with Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, although his music is likely to show up. NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly occurs when multiple genres, not just melodies, are combined. See also PublicDomainSoundtrack. Compare and contrast ClassicalMusicIsBoring.


* 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]].

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* Johann Pachelbel's [[PachelbelsCanon [[Music/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]].



** "Save You" ends with a few bars of PachelbelsCanon.

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** "Save You" ends with a few bars of PachelbelsCanon.Music/PachelbelsCanon.


* Japanese alt-rock band BIGMAMA have a couple of EP's (appropriately titled ''Roclassick'' and ''Roclassick 2'') specifically devoted to doing this, totaling ''fourteen songs''. [[note]]The pieces sampled include:

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* Japanese alt-rock band BIGMAMA Music/{{BIGMAMA}} have a couple of EP's (appropriately titled ''Roclassick'' and ''Roclassick 2'') specifically devoted to doing this, totaling ''fourteen songs''. [[note]]The pieces sampled include:


** [[KeSha Ke$ha's]] "Take It Off" uses "The Streets of Cairo" for its entire chorus.

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** [[KeSha Ke$ha's]] {{Music/Kesha}}'s "Take It Off" uses "The Streets of Cairo" for its entire chorus.

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* Japanese Symphonic Power Metal/Neo-Classical Metal Band Galneryus incorporates several bits of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Opus 35 in their song, "Angel Of Salvation". The first part of the intro is literally the same, note for note, played by a complete symphonic orchestra, and at several other points in the song, they draw so heavily on the Violin Concerto that "Angel Of Salvation" has been referred to as "basically an original arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D".


* Portuguese gothic metal band Moonspell's "Tired" from ''The Butterfly Effect'' contains a sample of Mozart's Requiem at the beginning of the track.

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* Portuguese gothic metal band Moonspell's Music/{{Moonspell}}'s "Tired" from ''The Butterfly Effect'' contains a sample of Mozart's Requiem at the beginning of the track.


** Katchaturian's "Sabre Dance" ("Tsurugi ga nai")

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** Katchaturian's Khatchaturian's "Sabre Dance" ("Tsurugi ga nai")



** Elgar's ''Pomp and Circumstance'' ("bambino bambina")

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** Elgar's ''Pomp and Circumstance'' ("bambino bambina")bambina"), invoking some irony by sampling a piece known for western graduation ceremonies in a song about how GrowingUpSucks


** "Sodom & Gomorrah" has an excerpt from the Sabre Dance from ''Gayane'' by Aram Khachaturian.
** "Metal Heart" has an excerpt of [[Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky Tchaikovsky's]] Marche Slave in the intro and one of Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's ''Für Elise'' in the guitar solo.

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** "Sodom & Gomorrah" has an excerpt from the Sabre Dance "Sabre Dance" from ''Gayane'' "Gayane" by Aram Khachaturian.
Music/AramKhachaturian.
** "Metal Heart" has an excerpt of [[Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky Tchaikovsky's]] Marche Slave "Marche Slave" in the intro and one of Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's ''Für Elise'' "Für Elise" in the guitar solo.



** They also did an arrangement of the Trio section of Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 by Music/EdwardElgar (a.k.a. "Land of Hope and Glory"), titled simply "Pomp and Circumstance".

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** They also did an arrangement of the Trio section of Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 by Music/EdwardElgar ''Music/EdwardElgar'' (a.k.a. "Land of Hope and Glory"), titled simply "Pomp and Circumstance".



** Used in Music/{{Helloween}}'s ''Pinball/{{Gorgar}}''.

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** Used in Music/{{Helloween}}'s ''Pinball/{{Gorgar}}''."Pinball/{{Gorgar}}".


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** ''Music/SkaP''[='=]s main riff for "Simpático Holgazán" is taken from it.


* "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".)

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* "V" and "V2" from ''{{beatmania}} ''VideoGame/{{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}} ''VideoGame/{{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".)


** As almost every fan knows, "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" from Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky's ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' appears in the licensed NES version of ''VideoGame{{Tetris}}''. The GameBoy version uses the Russian folk song "Korobeiniki" instead.

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** As almost every fan knows, "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" from Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky's ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' appears in the licensed NES version of ''VideoGame{{Tetris}}''.''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}''. The GameBoy version uses the Russian folk song "Korobeiniki" instead.

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* Portuguese gothic metal band Moonspell's "Tired" from ''The Butterfly Effect'' contains a sample of Mozart's Requiem at the beginning of the track.


* Japanese alt-rock band BIGMAMA have a couple of EP's ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin appropriately titled]] ''Roclassick'' and ''Roclassick 2'') specifically devoted to this, the singles from which were "Swan Song" (Tchaikovsky's ''Swan Lake''), "Keisandakai Cinderella" (Pachelbel's ''Canon in D''), and "Koukyoukyoku 'Shinsekai'" (Dvořák's ''Symphony no. 9''), the latter of which eventually got a souped-up remix with even more orchestral elements.

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* Japanese alt-rock band BIGMAMA have a couple of EP's ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin appropriately titled]] (appropriately titled ''Roclassick'' and ''Roclassick 2'') specifically devoted to doing this, the singles from which were "Swan Song" (Tchaikovsky's ''Swan Lake''), "Keisandakai Cinderella" (Pachelbel's ''Canon in D''), and "Koukyoukyoku 'Shinsekai'" (Dvořák's totaling ''fourteen songs''. [[note]]The pieces sampled include:
** Vivaldi's ''Spring'' ("Hashire Eros")
** Beethoven's
''Symphony no. 9''), 5'' ("Niji o Tabeta Iris"), ''Für Elise'' ("Tereize no Tameiki"), and ''Symphony no. 9'' ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "No. 9"]])
** Bach's ''Toccata and Fugue in D Minor'' ("Eiyuu o Daite Maria wa Nemuru")
** Katchaturian's "Sabre Dance" ("Tsurugi ga nai")
** Dvořák's ''Symphony no. 9'' ("Koukyoukyoku 'Shinsekai'")
** Pachelbel's ''Canon in D'' ("Keisandakai Cinderella")
** Brahms's ''Hungarian Dances'' ("Animanimus")
** Tchaikovsky's ''Swan Lake'' ("Swan Song")
** Satie's "Gymnopédie no. 1" ("Royalize")
** Grieg's "In The Hall of
the latter of which eventually got a souped-up remix with even more orchestral elements. Mountain King" ("Perfect Gray")
** Elgar's ''Pomp and Circumstance'' ("bambino bambina")
** Debussy's "Clair de Lune" ("Moonlight"). Whew![[/note]]

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* Japanese alt-rock band BIGMAMA have a couple of EP's ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin appropriately titled]] ''Roclassick'' and ''Roclassick 2'') specifically devoted to this, the singles from which were "Swan Song" (Tchaikovsky's ''Swan Lake''), "Keisandakai Cinderella" (Pachelbel's ''Canon in D''), and "Koukyoukyoku 'Shinsekai'" (Dvořák's ''Symphony no. 9''), the latter of which eventually got a souped-up remix with even more orchestral elements.

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