BA Boarding Music

Old Jan 11, 2023, 7:29 pm
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BA Boarding Music

Does anybody have a list of music that is played when boarding a BA flight?

I did ask the airline but they don't give it out for some reason, so I'm fairly sure that somebody here must know because I'd love to build it up for my spotify list because I simply have to have one according to friends. Is it only british pieces or from around the world?
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Old Jan 11, 2023, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by IJN Harekaze
Does anybody have a list of music that is played when boarding a BA flight?

I did ask the airline but they don't give it out for some reason, so I'm fairly sure that somebody here must know because I'd love to build it up for my spotify list because I simply have to have one according to friends. Is it only british pieces or from around the world?

Flower Duet ?
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Old Jan 11, 2023, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by IJN Harekaze
Does anybody have a list of music that is played when boarding a BA flight?

I did ask the airline but they don't give it out for some reason, so I'm fairly sure that somebody here must know because I'd love to build it up for my spotify list because I simply have to have one according to friends. Is it only british pieces or from around the world?
Do you mean this one?: Antonn Dvořk's Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22

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Old Jan 11, 2023, 7:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK
Do you mean this one?: Antonn Dvořk's Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22
Yes... however, also heard one on a LGW-MLA flight that had a magnificent flute solo which I'd not hard before

Still, thanks for that tune as it'll kill some time on an upcoming sea voyage
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Old Jan 11, 2023, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by IJN Harekaze
Yes... however, also heard one on a LGW-MLA flight that had a magnificent flute solo which I'd not hard before

Still, thanks for that tune as it'll kill some time on an upcoming sea voyage
You know, you’ve got me there. I can’t recall hearing any recent BA boarding music where the flute was a prominent feature?

Whilst you’re here looking for something to appreciate, here’s a lovely rendition of Delibes: Lakm - Duo des fleurs (Flower Duet) referenced earlier by E14 26C :

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I much preferred Ariana Grande on my last EK flight compared to the usual BA dudulidu
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I memorised the BA Gold Line telephone holding music over the summer.

I quite like the BA boarding music, but I reckon they should have a few alternatives, and rotate them- maybe leave it to the discretion of the CSM to choose from a list of, say, 10 pieces. That would spice things up a bit.
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I can't think of the last time I have ever heard boarding music on a BA flight in recent years. Either it has been on too low or simply off.
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Old Jan 12, 2023, 3:57 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK
Do you mean this one?: Antonn Dvořk's Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo
Ah I thought I recognised this, QR used to use this as their boarding music when I first flew with them back in 2018, I think they changed to one produced in house soon after? I wonder if its use has something to do with QR's investment in IAG or maybe because it's royalty-free/not copyrighted and thus cheaper to use?
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They could have played most of Wagners Ring the time it took to board a 320N on my last flight to Manchester.
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Old Jan 12, 2023, 4:22 am
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I do like the Flower Duet, however I now find myself thinking of Hugh Dennis's version of the first four notes whenever I hear it.

"We've lost your bags..."
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Originally Posted by richiejv
I do like the Flower Duet, however I now find myself thinking of Hugh Dennis's version of the first four notes whenever I hear it.

"We've lost your bags..."
Or this one
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Old Jan 12, 2023, 5:28 am
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Clearly the Flower Duet is part of BAs DNA so it makes sense to play it on boarding, but its such a shame that something British cant be found instead of the Dvorak. Some nice Elgar, Parry or RVWor even, in this, his quatercentenary year, William Byrd
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Old Jan 12, 2023, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK
Do you mean this one?: Antonn Dvořk's Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo
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They always start off with the 2nd movement, and usually run into the 3rd if time permits.
On my last roughly 20 sectors the music has only been played once which, surprisingly, was this Tuesday from LCY to EDI at the peak time of 08.50 but which only 16 passengers enjoyed such was the light loading.
Mid 2022 the music was played on a LHR NCL flight. I complimented/thanked the IFL. Upon asking her why it's 'never' played on boarding these days she expressed surprise saying that she believed it was a compulsory requisite to play it on all boardings. It would be interesting to know what any cabin crew reading this would like to comment.
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Old Jan 12, 2023, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by LJEDI
Ah I thought I recognised this, QR used to use this as their boarding music when I first flew with them back in 2018, I think they changed to one produced in house soon after? I wonder if its use has something to do with QR's investment in IAG or maybe because it's royalty-free/not copyrighted and thus cheaper to use?

QR has not used that music. They've been using this for the last few years:


Previously this too, which also appears in the above medly:


And my past favourite:

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