• Model: Classical settings of the Mass. "Missa Solemnis" was often used for large-scale settings.
  • Pieces referenced:
    • K-k-k-Katy
    • The Weavers, "Wimoweh" (later The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
    • Banana Boat Song
    • Leonard Bernstein, "Maria" from West Side Story
    • Galt MacDermot, "Hare Krishna" from Hair
    • Wagner, "Ride of the Valkyries" from The Valkyrie
    • Wagner, Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
    • Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C minor (4th and 1st movements)
    • Handel, Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
    • Theme from Batman TV show
  • Other allusions:
    • The text contains innumerable wordplays on the text of the Latin Mass.

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