Hat tip to my friend and music theorist extraordinaire Bill
Guerin who pointed out that Arby’s is using Anton Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony in a
commercial for their fish sandwich:
Bruckner and I have had a complicated relationship over the years, but I’m pretty sure that he deserves better. Bruckner isn't fast food; he's crockpot-slow; he's a buy-the-dried-beans-instead-of-the-canned-and-soak-them-overnight kind of composer.
And as I think about it, I’m sure there are probably
better, fishier classics for this commercial. Do you have any suggestions?
start with an easy answer: something from The Pearl Fishers by Georges Bizet.
“Au fond du Temple Saint,” duet from Bizet’s opera The Pearl Fishers
Now, your turn. Post your suggestions in the comments.
Oh, and here’s the Bruckner, sans fish.
Bruckner, Symphony No. 7, Movement 1
(Bruckner Symphony cover redesign thanks to composer Jonn Sokol)