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Hits From The Classics

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Here are 10 memorable pop songs from acts that include The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Eva Cassidy and Sting, all matched with the original classical pieces that provided a phrase, a hook line or the whole melody! Also included are helpful pointers to the classical inspiration and its usage.

Ideal for trivia-filled playing or for classroom use, Hits From The Classics is both fun and informative, ideal for anyone who is interested in pops long history of borrowing from the classics! Original pieces are arranged for Piano solo, while pop tunes are arranged for Piano, Voice, and Guitar with chord boxes.

Examples include:
  • Classic: Prelude In C Minor Op.28 - Chopin
    Pop: Could It Be Magic - Barry Manilow
  • Classic: Piano Concerto No.2 - Rachmaninov
    Pop: All By Myself - Eric Carmen
  • Classic: Symphony No. 5 - Tchaikovsky
    Pop: Annies Song - John Denver

Contents

  • A Whiter Shade Of Pale [Procol Harum]
  • Air On The G String [Bach, Johann Sebastian]
  • All Together Now [Farm, The]
  • American Tune [Simon, Paul]
  • Canon In D [Pachelbel, Johann]
  • Jesu, Joy Of Mans Desiring (Cantata Bwv 147) [Bach, Johann Sebastian]
  • Lady Lynda [Beach Boys, The]
  • Natural [S Club 7]
  • O Sacred Head Surrounded (St Matthew Passion) [Bach, Johann Sebastian]
  • Pavane [Faure, Gabriel]
  • Piano Concerto No.2 [Rachmaninov, Sergei]

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