Procol Harum borrowed from this piece for their international hit, "A Whiter Shade of Pale
." Gary Brooker
of Procol Harum told Uncut
magazine: "If you trace the chordal element, it does a bar or two of Bach's 'Air On A G String' before it veers off. That spark was all it took. I wasn't consciously combining Rock with Classical, it's just that Bach's music was in me."
Also Sweetbox's 1998 UK #5 hit Everything's Gonna Be Alright was based around a version of this piece played by the Babelsberg Symphony Orchestra.