Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact
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Tue 1 Nov 2016
America's national anthem is set to the tune of an English social men's club song.
Tue 25 Oct 2016
Stories of the timeless love song written by Ewan MacColl and made famous by Roberta Flack
Tue 18 Oct 2016
Jerusalem: words by William Blake and music by Sir Hubert Parry.
Tue 11 Oct 2016
Sam Cooke's A Change Is Gonna Come has become a classic anthem for civil rights in the USA
Tue 3 May 2016
'Feed The Birds' was written for the film Mary Poppins by Richard and Robert Sherman.
Tue 26 Apr 2016
How Mozart's Requiem, written when he was dying, has touched and changed people's lives.
Tue 19 Apr 2016
The Way You Look Tonight was made popular by Fred Astaire in the 1936 film Swing Time.
Tue 12 Apr 2016
Personal stories of the Japanese song Sukiyaki (Ue o Muite Arukou).
Tue 5 Apr 2016
Contributors explain what Bring Him Home, from the musical Les Miserables, means to them.
Tue 22 Dec 2015
Violence, drinking, beauty, ruined teeth... It's the Pogues' classic Fairytale of New York
Tue 15 Dec 2015
Edward Elgar's incomparable Nimrod from the Enigma Variations.
Tue 8 Dec 2015
The Brecht/Weill song Mack the Knife was written for The Threepenny Opera.
Tue 1 Dec 2015
Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Albert Mazibuko remembers the song Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika.
Tue 24 Nov 2015
Contributors explain what ELO's brilliantly off-beam classic means to them.
Tue 12 May 2015
This much-loved hymn, based on Psalm 23, has been set to music many times.
Tue 5 May 2015
Soul Music explores the mystery and emotional ties of folk song Scarborough Fair.
Tue 28 Apr 2015
The story behind the Cat Stevens song, and the memories people associate with it.
Tue 21 Apr 2015
Leading cellists explain the power of Bach's Cello Suite No 1 in G Major.
Tue 14 Apr 2015
How an obscure track on a Leonard Cohen album became a global anthem.
Tue 9 Dec 2014
Opera director John Copley CBE reflects on his lifelong relationship with La Boheme.
Tue 2 Dec 2014
The Smiths' 'There Is a Light That Never Goes Out' is explored through personal stories.
Tue 25 Nov 2014
The Latin American anthem to life, Gracias A La Vida, is explored through personal stories
Tue 18 Nov 2014
Marianne Faithfull recalls the song that inspired Can't Help Falling in Love with You.
Tue 11 Nov 2014
Exploring George Butterworth's rhapsody and song cycles from A Shropshire Lad.
Tue 29 Apr 2014
Albinoni's Adagio may be wrongly attributed but it still never fails to move us.
Tue 22 Apr 2014
A range of people explain what the hauntingly beautiful Welsh song 'Myfanwy' means to them
Tue 15 Apr 2014
This Labi Siffre anthem has been taken up by many groups who suffer from discrimination.
Tue 8 Apr 2014
People of all ages reflect on their love of this simple song, made famous by Patsy Cline.
Tue 1 Apr 2014
Soul Music examines Gershwin's 'experiment in modern music', 90 years after its premiere.
Christmas Eve 2013
The story of the melancholic song, first performed by Judy Garland in 1944.
Immerse yourself in the emotional experiences of other voices, sounds and music.
Watch the animation - Professor Mary King describes how the song became a symbol of hope.
6 Music's Funk and Soul presenter picks his favourite songs of freedom.
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