Classical music has always been an emotive part of theatre, films and commercials.
For many that’s especially true for commercials.
No doubt you’ve enjoyed the Hamlet Cigar spots all the more for the choice of Bach’s Air on a G String .
It’s from Leo Delibes and his Flower Duet in the opera Lakmé.
Few people wish commercials were any longer than they are, but we’re thinking the choice of this track changes all that.
It pairs so well with the visuals, you might want to binge and screen it more than once.
Another opportunity for great music is ahead of us on May 6th.
That’s Coronation Day.
Westminster Abbey will overflow with pageantry that will be broadcast to the world.
We’re only guessing at this point, but the music of Handel could be chosen to add even more to the pomp and splendor.
George Frideric Handel, born in Germany in 1685, lived most of his life in England and as such is looked upon as an English composer.
Handel was not only a prolific composer, his work was also admired by Beethoven and Mozart.
But what Handel piece will take pride of place on the day?
Again we’re only guessing, but it could be an anthem called Zadok the Priest.
It’s been performed at every English coronation since 1727.
Here’s a preview:
With a world audience (swelled by the popularity of productions like Downton Abbey and The Crown) there’s every chance Handel’s coronation anthem will become widely known.
So in future it might just be the thing to add a celebratory note to TV spots and videos.
Who knows, maybe it’ll be your spot that benefits from music that’s so timely and distinctive.