Leif Averageson

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Classical Gas: Imitation's the Sincerest form of Bastardization

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Mason Williams  "Classical Gas" (1967)  buy on itunes
The Toys  "A Lover's Concerto"
based on J.S. Bach's Minuet in G from the Anna Magdalena Notebook (1965) 
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Mr. Bumble & The Stingers  "Nut Rocker"
based on Tchaikovsky's "March of the Wooden Soldiers" from The Nutcracker (1962) 
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The Beatles  "Because"
inspired by Beethoven's Piano sonata No. 14, "Moonlight" (1969) 
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Blood, Sweat & Tears  "Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie"
based on Trois GymnopTdies by Eric Satie (1968) 
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The Seekers  "Emerald City"
based on Beethoven's Ode to Joy (1968) 
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Love Sculpture  "Sabre Dance"
based on Khatchaturian's "Gayane" (1969) 
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Elvis Presley  "It's Now Or Never"
based on O Sole Mio by di Capua (1960) 
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Billy Joel  "And So It Goes"
based on the hymn Jerusalem by Charles Hubert Parry (1989) 
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Jem  "They"
largely based on Prelude 12 from J. S. Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier (Book 2) (2003) 
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Walter Murphy  "A Fifth of Beethoven"
disco version of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, featured in Saturday Night Fever (1976) 
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Perry Como  "Catch a Falling Star"
based on a theme from Brahms' Academic Festival Overture (1958) 
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Procal Harum  "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"
loosely based on J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3, Air (commonly known as Air on a G String) and Cantata 140 "Sleepers Awake" (1967) 
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Green Day  "Basket Case"
based on (same chord progression as) Pachelbel's Canon in D Major (1994) 
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Emerson Lake & Palmer  "Hoedown"
based on Rodeo by Aaron Copland (1972) 
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Fever Tree  "Imitation Situation"
uses opening passage of J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (1967) 
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The Doors  "Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor"
based on Albinoni's Adagio (1969) 
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The Who  "Hall of the Mountain King"
inspired by Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite (1968) 
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Eumir Deodato  "Also Sprach Zarathustra"
funk arrangement of the Strauss composition (1972) 
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Jane Birkin  "Jane B"
based on FrTdTric Chopin's "Prelude No. 4" (1969) 
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Apollo 100  "Joy"
based on Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by J.S. Bach (1972) 
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Chumbawamba  "Tubthumping"
quotes Jeremiah Clarke's Trumpet Voluntary (1997) 
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Sting  "Russians"
based on "Romance" theme from Lieutenant Kije Suite, Opus 60 by Sergei Prokofiev (1989) 
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Beach Boys  "Lady Lynda"
based on J.S. Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (1978) 
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SweetBox  "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"
uses J.S. Bach's Air from the Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major (1998) 
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Bright Eyes  "Road to Joy"
based on the melody of Beethoven's Ode to Joy (2005) 
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The Mindbenders  "A Groovy Kind of Love"
based on the rondo section of Muzio Clementi's "Sonatina in G major," op. 36 no. 5 (1966) 
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Alan Sherman  "Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)"
based on Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours" from La Gioconda (1963) 
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The Shangri-Las  "Past, Present and Future"
based on Beethoven's Piano sonata No. 14, "Moonlight" (1966) 
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Comment:

Imitation is at least 50 percent of the creative process. - Jamie Buckingham To listen. Research = source

Feedback:

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sammyg123
Date: 4/1/2006
Brilliant. Wonderful. This mix is all that and more. Educational also. Thankyou. You are going to post this one yes?
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blasikin
Date: 4/1/2006
Wow! How did you do the research for this? Quite a sweet collection. I'd also love to hear the originals, if you don't mind. (:
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fritz1
Date: 4/1/2006
this is really nice. also, who knew wikipedia kept up with such things?!
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musicgnome
Date: 4/1/2006
Now, THIS is incredible!Wonderful collection...fantastic idea!!!
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Little Spencer Boys
Date: 4/2/2006
Exceptionally fine. Another 5 stars from me, and let me know if this is 'tradable'
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Barrydali
Date: 4/2/2006
Im with the gnome, Incredible, Wonderful and Fantastic are certainly words that spring to mind.
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Bear
Date: 4/2/2006
'Basket Case' is the same chords as 'Canon'? I never knew.
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Luke79
Date: 4/2/2006
Classic(al)
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Lancelot Link IV1
Date: 4/2/2006
Interesting mix. But no Left Banke?
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hemizen
Date: 4/2/2006
Great theme.
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Air Raid
Date: 4/2/2006
Wonderful. Especially the Doors track. I don't know a lot of people who know that song.
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gobi
Date: 4/2/2006
this is a gas! how excellent . . . .
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 4/2/2006
Wonderful mix, didn't realize the sources on half of these!
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SwankQueen
Date: 4/2/2006
I'm running out of superlatives for you mysterians and your relentless brilliance.
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noiseboy
Date: 4/2/2006
this is hawt.
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p the swede
Date: 4/2/2006
ojojoj great work
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Dom1
Date: 4/3/2006
Original theme and well executed!
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Dead Man
Date: 4/3/2006
Great theme! This looks like a compilation that should be offered for sale.
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jonpoi
Date: 4/3/2006
This is really neat. Extremely user friendly. A mix for kids art class.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 4/4/2006
Props for this--it's really interesting.
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French Connection
Date: 4/4/2006
Echoing the sentiments of one & all before me.
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Fat Albert
Date: 4/4/2006
most impressive
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Mixxer
Date: 7/2/2006
Nice! I missed this one in April but just saw Sammy's reference this morning.

Looks like Bach inspired more than anybody.

There is another site with a similar list as your source - see http://www.allegro.philharmonic.me.uk/

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