Every week we pick 5 Creative Commons songs to get your creative juices flowing. This week we go Classical.
Earlier this week we posted our Radio Film School interview with Brandon McCormick wherein he talked about making a television movie for The History Channel. So I wanted to look for history-themed songs. So what could be more historical than classical music? So here are five classic classical pieces. [Click here to learn about Creative Commons licenses and meanings.]
Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Allegro by Advent Chamber Orchestra (CC BY-SA). Perhaps the most famous and recognizable classical piece ever written.
Vivaldi’s Autumn Mvt. 1 Allegro by John Harrison with the Wichita State University Chamber Players (CC BY-SA). I don’t think Vivaldi gets as much love as he should. Check out the rest of the tracks on this album.
Erik Satie: Gymnopedie 1 by Kevin MacLeod (CC BY). This song always invokes images of a silent, bitter-sweet student film about a high school nerd trying to gain the affection of the most popular girl in school.
Another classic classical piece from the same album from Kevin MacLeod is Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 (CC BY). A perfect song for a promo video for some fancy-schmancy hotel or perfume. Or, fancy dijon mustard. 😉
I wanted to have at least one classical tune that was a contemporary adaptation of an old favorite. This electronic version of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” by Troy Holder (Public Domain) perfectly fits the bill.