Classical Music Month

Classical Melodies

A surprising number of popular melodies are derived from classical compositions. How many of these songs (1-15) can you match to the original classical music on which they are based (a-o)?

1. “Be Still My Soul” (hymn)
2. “Can-Can”
3. “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”
4. “Hello, Muddah, Hello Fadduh” (Allan Sherman)
5. “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” (Perry Como)
6. “Joy” (Apollo 100)
7. “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” (hymn)
8. “A Lover’s Concerto” (The Toys)
9. “Once Upon a Dream” (Disney)
10. “Stranger in Paradise” (Kismet )
11. Theme from Alfred Hitchcock Presents
12. Theme from The FBI
13. Theme from The Green Hornet
14. Theme from The Lone Ranger
15. “Tonight We Love” (Freddy Martin)

a) Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
b) Bach’s Minuet from the Anna Magdalena Notebook
c) Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
d) Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
e) Chopin’s Fantasie-Impromptu
f) Gound’s Funeral March of a Marionette
g) Mendelssohn’s “God is Light” from Festgesang
h) Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld
i) Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours
j) Prokofiev’s March from Love for Three Oranges
k) Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee
l) Rossini’s William Tell Overture
m) Sibilius’s Finlandia
n) Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1
o) Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Ballet

Published in GAMES, August 2007

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