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Alec Origins: Borrowing from Classical Composers (41) RE: Origins: Borrowing from Classical Composers 05 Mar 07

The Christmas song was "I believe in Father Christmas" by Greg Lake.
"Joybringer" by Manfred Mann draws creatively on "Jupiter" from The Planet Suite by Holst.
"A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum utilises "Air on a G string."
"Lady Lynda" by the Beach Boys utilises "Jesu,Joy of Man's Desiring"by Bach.
"Because" by The Beatles has a melody which was arrived at by reversing the chord changes of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata"
"Could it be magic?" by Barry Manilow & "A Lover's Concerto" by The Toy's are also popular songs written to Classical Melodies.
Anyone remember which?

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