Films from Walt Disney Studios have some of the most well-known songs in pop culture, from Mary Poppins‘ A Spoonful of Sugar to The Little Mermaid‘s Under the Sea to Frozen‘s Let It Go to Pinnochio‘s When You Wish Upon a Star, which has also become a theme song for the Disney brand.
Woolard notes that this type of mashup is called a quodlibet, Latin for “whatever you wish” or “what pleases”.
The quodlibet originated in 15th-century Europe, during a time when the practice of combining folk tunes was popular. Composer Wolfgang Schmeltzl [de] first used the term in a specific musical context in 1544
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• Classical Music Mashup: 57 classical tunes from 33 composers
• Classical Music Mashup II: 52 classical pieces from 31 composers
• 46 Nintendo melodies in one animated mashup
• Let It Go performed with wine glasses, pots and pans
• Carol Of The Mandalorian, a holiday Star Wars piano mashup