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Music inspired by Shipping Forecast

15 June 2011 Last updated at 07:26 BST

Radio 4's Shipping Forecast has long been a vital source of information for sailors, but now it has also provided the inspiration for a new musical work.

Composer Cecila McDowall used elements of the rhythm and language found in the forecasts to create her composition, as David Sillito explains.