what are some of your favorite musical quotations (when composers or improvisers use a small portion of a well known theme in a segment of their works)

Dies Irae for instance is used here by Berlioz, and in the creepy intro of the Shining


another example of musical quotation is this cool blues charlie parker lick at 0:05 a lot of jazz players use in their improvisations

the first notes of the theme of cry me a river became part of the language and licks to use during jazz improvisations
Last edited by SuperKid at Apr 10, 2014,
William Congreve: Music Quotes
Music has charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks or bend a knotted oak.