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Aaron Copland
"Hoe-Down" from Rodeo

 

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Copland: Rodeo

Classical Music in Commercials

For years, the Hoe-Down from Aaron Copland's ballet Rodeo has been used in a commercial for the Beef Council. A lot of classical music turns up in T.V. commercials. It has been used to sell airlines, cars, cereal and even fertilizer.

Track list:
Copland: “Hoedown” from Rodeo
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Delibes: Flower Duet from Lakme
Copland: “Simple Gifts” from Appalachian Spring
Traditional: Theodora is Dozing
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
Leoncavallo: “Vesti La Giubba” from I Pagliacci
Rossini: “Largo Al Factotum” from The Barber of Seville
Wagner: “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Copland's Hoe-Down was used in a commercial for what food?

Chicken

Cereal

Beef

Soup

Cheese


2.What music was used by American Airlines to encourage flying?

Rhapsody in Blue

Moonlight Sonata

A Little Night Music

Ode to Joy

1812 Overture


3. Which product has not used classical music in a commercial?

Car

Airline

Cereal

Mouthwash

Shampoo


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