Did Nokia Find Influence Here?

If there was one┬átune that has been stuck in everyone in the world’s head at some point it’s that poxy Nokia ringtone.

The short but extremely catchy monophonic melody that has been heard by millions around the world, and also used for Dom Jollly’s oversized phone on Trigger Happy TV, has appeared to have possibly been influenced by classical composer Francisco Tarrega.

Francisco Tarrega is a Spanish composer born in Madrid in 1852 and died in 1909.

In his composition ‘Gran Vals’, you can hear the distinctive Nokia ringtone in all its glory. You can hear the tone at 0:11 in the video below.

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