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can anyone help me with the name of this piece by Rameau?

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sphil Sat 12-Sep-09 21:17:07

My parents are compiling a list of their favourite music for their Golden Wedding party. My mother is keen to find a piece by Rameau - all she can remember is that it was on an advert (for Nat West????) and it's quite 'plinky plonky' !grin.

Any ideas, oh wise ones?

paisleyleaf Sat 12-Sep-09 21:44:06


sphil Sat 12-Sep-09 21:51:22

'Plinky plonky' not 'Pinky and Perky'grin

paisleyleaf Sat 12-Sep-09 21:52:02


Penthesileia Sat 12-Sep-09 22:31:18

Can't think of any Rameau I've heard in ads, though the fourth movement from Bach's cantata 140 Wachet auf was once used in a Lloyds' ad.

Lloyds' also used Nyman's The heart asks for pleasure first (from The Piano).

I couldn't even begin to guess which of Rameau's works it might be though!! grin

Penthesileia Sat 12-Sep-09 23:00:56

Can she be more specific about "plinky plonky"? Does this mean piano? harpsichord? rhythm? Is the music upbeat? or serious? etc...

Penthesileia Sat 12-Sep-09 23:11:44

And how is she so sure it's Rameau?

For instance, this bit of Schubert was everywhere at one point last year; it's quite "plinky plonky", I suppose! grin

Oh god. This is going to drive me nuts...

Penthesileia Sat 12-Sep-09 23:20:15

Handel's "Sarabande" is often rolled out on tv for one thing or another...

Millarkie Sat 12-Sep-09 23:20:37

Have you tried looking on

Penthesileia Sat 12-Sep-09 23:26:02

This bit of Vivaldi was in a Channel 4 trailer a while back...

Penthesileia Sat 12-Sep-09 23:30:39

Handel's Zadok the Priest gets abused all the time too...

Penthesileia Sat 12-Sep-09 23:37:01

Charpentier's Te Deum is quite bouncy!

God. Why I am insisting that it isn't Rameau? How would I know what the OP's mother's thinking of? It's late, and I'm going mad... grin

ReducedToThis Sat 12-Sep-09 23:51:50

Is it Tambourin from Hebe? It's the second piece played in this little medley of three Rameau pieces

bronze Sat 12-Sep-09 23:56:55

not Rondeau des Indes Galantes? the first bit

sphil Sun 13-Sep-09 09:52:28

Bronze - that's it!!! Well, it's from Les Indes Galantes anyway - I found it on i-Tunes and held the phone up to the computergrin. Because I was only playing the sample it didn't give the whole title - 'Air pour ...' but it's definitely the right one.
Plinky plonky was not a great descrition however - jolly, bouncy yes, but not plinky plonkygrin

She is amazed by the power of MN btw - thank you all smile

bronze Sun 13-Sep-09 10:39:29

grin I thought I was way off but glad you got it. I still can't find it connected to an advert though

sphil Sun 13-Sep-09 11:55:57

No - well she was a bit hazy on that one grin

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