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The second movement of JS Bach's Orchestral Suite in D is perhaps better known as the 'Hamlet cigar music'.
As well as Jacques Loussier's jazz arrangement made famous by that ad, it has also inspired a number of pop songs, including A Whiter Shade of Pale and the 1998 rap hit Everything's Gonna Be Alright.
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Only a few moments of Léo Delibes' 1883 opera Lakmé have survived into the modern era.
The duet for sopranos Sous le dôme épais was rescued from obscurity by Howard Blake when he used it in the film The Hunger and then in an advert for British Airways.
The Flower Duet, as it's known, has since become an opera classic.
A melody from the slow movement of a symphony by a Czech composer living in America has become indelibly linked with an image of old England.
Tom discovers how a short canon by a 17th-century composer became a must for weddings and a part of the audio architecture at a New York railway station.
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The horn call in the last movement of Sibelius' Fifth Symphony was inspired by the sight of swans taking flight from a lake near the composer's home in Finland.
70 years later the melody became the hook for a pop record by Strawberry Switchblade.