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The liner notes state that "not one of the themes ... is original. It turns out that every single melody in the piece had been thought of by some other composer as well."

  • Model: Chaconne or passacaglia
  • Pieces referenced:
    • J. S. Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
    • Santa Lucia
    • Schubert: Symphony No. 8 ("Unfinished") (first movement)
    • Streets of Cairo
    • J. S. Bach: 2-part Invention No. 8 in F
    • Stephen Foster: Beautiful Dreamer
    • Greensleeves
    • Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (fourth movement)
    • Offenbach: Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffmann
    • Waldteufel: The Skaters
    • George Leybourne and Gaston Lyle: The Man on the Flying Trapeze
    • Gaudeamus Igitur
    • Cielito Lindo
    • The Hearse Song
    • Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
    • Mildred Hill: Happy Birthday
    • Theme from Dragnet
    • Shave and a Haircut
    • Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (fourth movement)
    • Stephen Foster: Old Folks at Home
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 (second movement)
    • Brahms: Violin Concerto (third movement)
    • Schubert: Symphony No. 5 (first movement)
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (first movement)
    • Sailor's Hornpipe
    • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 (first movement)
    • Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 35 ("Funeral March") (second movement)