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Q: Identify classical music playing in USMC commercial from 15 years ago. ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Identify classical music playing in USMC commercial from 15 years ago.
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Television
Asked by: jaredcat1-ga
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Posted: 12 Jun 2006 20:20 PDT
Expires: 12 Jul 2006 20:20 PDT
Question ID: 737654
There was a commercial for the US Marine Corps about 10-15 years ago
that featured a life size chess board with real horses and knights
etc...  There was a piece of classical music playing in the background
of the commercial which I want to identify.  Please identify this
score for me.
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Subject: Re: Identify classical music playing in USMC commercial from 15 years ago.
From: pinkfreud-ga on 12 Jun 2006 20:56 PDT
Although the music sounds classical, and resembles portions of Carl
Orff's "Carmina Burana," it was apparently composed specifically for
the commercial.

These newsgroup posts may be of interest:

">What is the music in the Marines commercial where there are human chess 

i once called the marines about this and was referred to their
advertising agency in atlanta. it's an 'original' composition by a
composer the agency regularly uses and is not (or at least wasn't two
years ago) available in any form; besides, it's only 30 seconds long.
i write 'original' because there are obvious classical influences. you
might want to start with orff's 'carmina burana' and go one from

"A few years ago, I spent an afternoon here at the paper making calls
to find out where that music is from. I eventually ended up talking to
the folks at some ad agency in Atlanta that handles the Marine Corps
account. According to the person I talked to, the music, an original
composition obviously inspired by Carmina Burana, was written
specifically for the commercial by some no-name ad jingle writers that
the agency uses. To boot, the music is no longer in duration than what
you hear on TV. At the time I called, the music was unavailable in any

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