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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 4
01-25-2011, 11:30 AM
Apparently the music from

which is from this traditional song:

and there are a number of classical music references strung through-out TNG as the crew expanded their depth to include "hobbies"...

In the broader sense - any melody that has survived a couple hundred years or more in our time will likely continue to be reused into "their time"...even if the words and instruments are altered. There are plenty of examples of modern artists mining all manner of music that continues to resonate.

Since you don't need a whole song (I think) then just focus on popular choruses or themes...a concept spelled out nicely here: