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@Rorthron for better readability, could you please keep different voices related to the same title on different lines, and use italics for works' titles as I did? Thanks.
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I've tried to present the information in a way that might be easy to import into ZXDB. So each title is on a single line with a colon delimiter separating the software title and a semi-colon delimiter between music titles. I presume italics would be lost when imported.

To be honest, I have no idea how ZXDB might handle this information. If anyone wants to reorganise it, please go ahead. The data is consistent enough in the list that it shouldn't be too hard even to make it fully structured, with separate composers, titles or even genres (which would not be hard to add). That might be overkill for the present case, though it would make it possible to search for classical music, or for different versions of The Blue Danube, for example.
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Some more tiny fragments:

Wanted: Monty Mole plays what most of us would know as "Abide With Me", written by Henry Francis Lyte - but, apparently, the tune was called "Eventide" and was written by William Henry Monk. And the tune is all we get... whether Monty just falls over, or grows wings and ascends skywards (I've seen both).

I missed one of the music cues in Corona Capers - "New York, New York", written by John Kander and Fred Ebb, originally performed by Liza Minelli, but the version that more people will know (and the one I was thinking of at the time) was sung by Frank Sinatra.

And there's another one to file under "unknown" - Peking, from the Your Sinclair covertape in January 1992. It's a tricky one, because all I can say is that it sounds like a few bars of the kind of baroque piece I'd find myself playing the bassoon part in the wind octet when I was at school - but, who knows, it may have been written in 1991/92 for the game itself and just sounds 250 years older than it really is. (See also: the final level of Gargoyle's Quest, one of the finest pieces of Game Boy music ever written.)
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Two more sharing the same tune: "Country Gardens" (arranged for piano by Percy Grainger from a collection of English folk tunes, though this is the one most people will know). Probably a.k.a. "English Country Garden", though apparently "Country Gardens", plural and not English, is the proper title.

Found in Ned's Garden by Peter Watson from 16/48 Tape Magazine, and Jonathan Cauldwell's Quantum Gardening, though only the earlier game has an exact rendition (unless Jonathan is a Morris dancing aficionado and his tune is an exact copy of the Amber Valley Morris Men...)
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Rorthron wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 7:21 pm
Another update to the list including @Alessandro's additions.

Alien Evolution: W.A. Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G minor K 550, I. Molto allegro
* Alternative World Games: Aaron Copland, Fanfare For The Common Man (opening); François Van Campenhout, La Brabançonne, national anthem of Belgium (Belgium); Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, La Marseillaise, national anthem of France (France); Akimori Hayashi and Yoshiisa (arr. Franz Eckert), Kimigayo, national anthem of Japan (Japan); Alberik Zwyssig, Schweizerpsalm/Cantique suisse/Salmo svizzero/Psalm Svizzer, national anthem of Switzerland (Switzerland); John Stafford Smith, The Star-Spangled Banner, national anthem of the United States of America (USA); Franz Joseph Haydn, Das Lied der Deutschen, national anthem of Germany (West Germany); Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Fred Tomlinson, The Lumberjack Song (Canada);Thomas Arne, Rule Britannia (Great Britain); Mikis Theodorakis, Sirtaki, from Michael Cacoyannis, the soundtrack for Zorba The Greek (Greece); Eduardo Di Capua and Alfredo Mazzucchi, 'O Sole mio (Italy); Melchior Franck, Lauriger Horatius (via association with The Red Flag, hymn of the UK Labour Party) (USSR)
G. Bizet, refrain of "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre", from Carmen, act II (Spain); Derek Scott, Swedish Chef, from The Muppet Show (Sweden); unknown
(Austria, Brazil, Holland, Hungary, Israel)
Antics: J.S. Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565
Apulija-13: first bars of Sergei S. Prokofiev, Romeo And Juliet op. 64 - 2-13 "Dance Of The Knights"
The Archers: Arthur Wood, Barwick Green
The Birds and the Bees: N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov, Flight of the Bumblebee, from The Tale Of Tsar Saltan, III, 2
* Blacklamp: (128K) a rewrite/remix of Greensleeves?
The Bulge: opening chords of L. v. Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C Minor op. 67, I. Allegro con brio
Brainstorm: (128K) W.A. Mozart, Piano Sonata No. 11 K 331, III. Rondò alla turca
Camelot Warriors: Scarborough Fair
Circus Games: Julius Fučík, Entry of the Gladiators op. 68
Corona Capers: John Philip Sousa, Liberty Bell March, The Washington Post and Stars And Stripes Forever; John Stafford Smith, The Star-Spangled Banner, national anthem of the United States of America; opening chords of Nie Er, March of the Volunteers, national anthem of the People's Republic of China; Iron Maiden, Virus
Dynamite Dan: W.A. Mozart, Piano Sonata No. 11 K 331, III. Rondò alla turca
* Dynamite Dan II: Scott Joplin, Maple Leaf Rag (title screen); W. A. Mozart, Sonata in C (first record); other records unknown; P. I. Tchaikovsky, The Year 1812 Solemn Overture in E flat major op. 49 TH 49 "The 1812 Overture" (in game, when a bomb is collected)
Earthlight: (128K) Antonio Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 3 in F Major RV 293 "Autumn", I. Allegro
* Elite: unknown
Fahrenheit 3000: J.S. Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565
Fox Fights Back: a medley of: 1) about half of G. Bizet, refrain of "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre", from Carmen, act II; 2) opening of W. A. Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G minor K 550, I. Molto allegro; 3) Johannes Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 5
Funky Fungus: excerpts from Antonio Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, op. 8 RV 269 "Spring", I. Allegro; Modest P. Mussorgsky, Pictures Of An Exhibition, I. Gnomus
Funky Fungus Reloaded: excerpts from Antonio Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, op. 8 RV 269 "Spring", I. Allegro; Modest P. Mussorgsky, Pictures Of An Exhibition, I. Gnomus
High Noon: Chopin, Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor op. 35, III. Lento "Funeral March" (when a gunfighter gets killed)
Hunchback 2: Gioacchino Rossini, William Tell - Overture
Jet Set Willy: Opening lines of L. v. Beethoven, Sonata No. 14 in C# Minor "Moonlight Sonata" op. 27 no.2, I. Adagio sostenuto (title screen); Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, If I Were a Rich Man (in game)
Lode Runner: (128K) J. S. Bach, Jesu: Joy of Man's Desiring
Lost In My Spectrum: excerpts from: Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite op. 46, IV. In The Hall Of The Mountain King; Johann Strauss Sr., Radetzky-Marsch op. 228; the beginning of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Lerchengesang, from Der erste Frühlingstag op. 48 (on completing the game)
* Mad Mix Game: L. v. Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C Minor op. 67, I. Allegro con brio; Luigi Boccherini, string quintet No. 5 in A major op.13 G 281, III. Minuetto; Gioacchino Rossini, Air from The Barber of Seville; Unknown but probably a cantata by J.S. Bach.
Manic Miner: Johann Strauss Jr., An der schönen, blauen Donau op.314 “The Blue Danube” waltz (title screen); Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite op. 46, IV. In The Hall Of The Mountain King (in game)
Mermaid Madness: P.I. Tchaikovsky, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker ballet suite
Mikie: The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night
Monty Mole: Kenneth Alford, Colonel Bogey March
Moon Alert: R. Wagner, "Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Walküre WWV 86B, act III
Mutant Monty: Edvard Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor op. 16, I. Allegro molto moderato
Phantom Club: Opening lines of J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048, I.
Rick Dangerous: J.S. Bach, Toccata & Fugue (opening tune for Schwarzendumpf Castle); Sergei S. Prokofiev, Romeo And Juliet op. 64 - 2-13 "Dance Of The Knights" (introduces the Missile Base)
Riptoff: J.S. Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor (help program)
Rockman: W.A. Mozart, Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" K 525, I. Allegro
Sabre Wulf: J.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in C major BWV 846 (No. 1 of The Well-Tempered Clavier)
Sophia: W. A. Mozart, Dies Irae from the Requiem in D minor K 626
Sophia II: Camille Saint-Saëns, Danse Macabre op. 40; Dmitri Shostakovich, Suite for Variety Orchestra, VII. Waltz No. 2; Gioacchino Rossini, William Tell - Overture (finale); Jean-Joseph Mouret, Fanfare for trumpet, violin, oboes and timpani, I. Allegro
Specventure: 1) L. v. Beethoven, Für Elise op. 59; 2) Edvard Grieg, "The Morning" from Peer Gynt; 3) John Williams, theme from Star Wars; 4) "Yankee Doodle"; 5) Aleksandr Borodin, Polynesian Dance; 6) Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto No. 1 in E major op. 8 RV 269, "Spring", from The Four Seasons; 7) Piotr I. Tchaikovsky, excerpt from The Swan Lake op. 20; 8) Johann Sebastian Bach, Choral "Wohl mir, daß ich Jesum habe" from Cantata BWV 147; 9) W. A. Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G minor KV 550, I. Allegro
Super Mutt: Opening lines of Gioacchino Rossini, William Tell - Overture
Sweevo's World: John Philip Sousa, Washington Post march
Tai-Chi Tortoise: W. A. Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major K 495, III. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
Technician Ted: Johann Strauss Jr., An der schönen, blauen Donau op.314 “The Blue Danube” waltz; Johann Strauss Sr., Radetzky-Marsch op. 228 (in game)
*Tour De Force: unknown (Japan); Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, "La Marseillaise, national anthem of France (France); John Stafford Smith, "The Star-Spangled Banner", national anthem of the United States of America (USA); Arabian riff (Israel); Ivan Larionov, Kalinka (Russia)
Turmoil: G. Bizet, refrain of "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre", from Carmen, act II
Where Time Stood Still: Sir Hubert Parry, Jerusalem (unused)
A Whole New Ball Game: W.A. Mozart, Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" K 525, I. Allegro
* Zarjas: J.S. Bach, unknown
And the following from @TMD2003's first batch:

Eskimo Eddie: Gershon Kingsley, Popcorn
Old Tower: Gershon Kingsley, Popcorn
Egghead: Jesús González Rubio, Jarabe Tapatío "The Mexican Hat Dance"
Doomskulle: L. v. Beethoven, Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor WoO 59 Bia 515 "Für Elise"
Gladiator: Julius Fučík, Entry of the Gladiators op. 68
Gunhead: Europe, The Final Countdown
Egghead To The Rescue: Jacques Offenbach, Galop Infernal, from Orphée aux enfers II, 2
North and South: Yankee Doodle; Daniel Decatur Emmett, Dixie
* Draughts Genius: Scott Joplin, Maple Leaf Rag; unknown (title screen)
Mushroom Mania: Daniel Decatur Emmett, Dixie; When The Saints Go Marching In; John Stafford Smith, The Star-Spangled Banner, national anthem of the United States of America
* Auf Wiedersehen Monty: (128K)
God Save The Queen, national anthem of the United Kingdom (Gibraltar and Montos); Leo Caerts, Y Viva España (Spain); Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, La Marseillaise, national anthem of France (France); Franz Joseph Haydn, Das Lied der Deutschen, national anthem of Germany (West Germany); W.A. Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G minor K 550, I. Molto allegro (Austria); Klaus Günter Neumann et al, Tulips from Amsterdam (Netherlands); Derek Scott, Swedish Chef, from The Muppet Show (Sweden); Eduardo Di Capua and Alfredo Mazzucchi, 'O Sole mio (Italy); Greece: Joseph Stein, Fred Ebb, John Kander, Zorba? (Greece); Melchior Franck, Lauriger Horatius (via association with The Red Flag, hymn of the UK Labour Party) (East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia)
The War Of the Worlds: Jeff Wayne, The War Of the Worlds
Monty Python's Flying Circus: John Philip Sousa, Liberty Bell March
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For the unknowns, I'd suggest a "Name That Tune" style of thread. It's something that was done quite successfully on the Final Gear forums, where 90+% of the music cues on episodes of Top Gear (new and old) were identified, along with Fifth Gear, Jeremy Clarkson's bargain-bin Christmas videos, and just about anything else motoring-related where someone asked. Because there were so many Top Gear episodes, there was a whole sub-forum for it - I don't think we need to go that far, mind...

One more for the pile, from the last of my Your Sinclair tapes, is Wriggler; "La Cucaracha" (trad. Spanish, by the looks of things - any Spanish users want to add to that?) is in there somewhere, but the whole of the tune may be a hybrid of that and something else I don't recognise.

Now that I've investigated the full version of North & South rather than just the covertape demo, I don't recognise the tune at the language selection screen but "it screams John Philip Sousa" to me; then, once we're past that, "God Save The Queen" plays at the control selection screen (probably representing its American version, "My Country 'Tis Of Thee" - cheeky Yanks!)

And don't forget to add "New York, New York" to Corona Capers in the next update...

If I was to be a proper cynic I'd say "Name That Tune" might even be achieved by recording a bit of the music required via a screen recorder (I've got OBS Studio and it seems to do the job), then uploading it to YouTube and waiting all of five milliseconds for its copyright claim algorithm to do the dirty work for us. But am I that much of a cynic? Decide for yourselves...
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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Said some American advertisers, yesterday.

Digging through some Sinclair User covertapes to find a text adventure that was obviously based on Red Dwarf with changed character names (note that it may not have been on a Sinclair User covertape, or any magazine covertape, it might have been one of Zenobi's later efforts, and I have no way of knowing... anyway, back to business...) I have some more musical cues to add...

...and an unknown. The Untouchables has a Scott Joplin-style ragtime piece; it's overwhelmingly likely to be one of his, but I don't know its name.

Hydrofool shares John Philip Sousa's Washington Post March with Sweevo's World. How did that slide through the net?

Twinz, a Hellenic Software covertape special, has a banging' techno soundtrack that covers:
- W.A. Mozart, "Rondò alla turca" (see Dyanmite Dan, etc.)
- Harold Faltermeyer, "Axel F"
- Jan Hammer, "Crockett's Theme"
- and at least one other piece of 80s synthpop where I recognise the tune but don't know what it is. There may be more.
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TMD2003 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:25 pm
Twinz, a Hellenic Software covertape special, has a banging' techno soundtrack that covers:
- W.A. Mozart, "Rondò alla turca" (see Dyanmite Dan, etc.)
- Harold Faltermeyer, "Axel F"
- Jan Hammer, "Crockett's Theme"
- and at least one other piece of 80s synthpop where I recognise the tune but don't know what it is. There may be more.
I just had a quick listen and after Crockett's Theme I could hear 'The Model' by Kraftwerk and a tiny but recognisable snippet of 'Right Here Waiting' by Richard Marx.
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La Abadía del Crimen (Abbey of Crime) - Opera Soft:
- Bach, Minuet in G minor, BWV Anh 115, Piano
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llZxwf8 ... e=youtu.be
- Gwendal (Album: Joe Can't Reel (1975)), Crystal Palace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZT_FsbLWNU

The Perils of Willy - Allan Turvey AKA Highrise
-Led Zeppelin (Robert Plant, Jimmy Page), Stairway To Heaven
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbhCPt6PZIU
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Apologies if it has been mentioned already:-

In 'Skyranger' by Microsphere, 1985.

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=4557

'Non piu andrai' aria from The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non_pi%C3%B9_andrai

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