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Elgar's Cello Concerto
Julian Lloyd Webber, Michael Kennedy and Tim Dinsley reflect on the impact of Elgar.
Abide with Me
A look at why Henry F Lyte's words and William H Monk's tune have so much significance.
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Despite their hit anthem of love and support, Simon and Garfunkel struck some wrong notes.
The Last Post
Officer AD Bridges and a former war prisoner reflect on the impact of the final bugle call
An exploration of one of the world's most popular Christmas carols.
Beethoven's Ode to Joy
John Suchet, Hans Rhieburg and Susan Greenfield on the impact of Beethoven's Ode to Joy.
Rodney Greenberg, Harolyn Blackwell and Lesley Garrett reflect on Gershwin's lullaby.
You'll Never Walk Alone
Carl Davis and Gerry Marsden reflect on the impact of Rodger & Hammerstein's Carousel solo
Mr Blue Sky
An exploration of the impact of ELO's 1978 off-beam classic, Mr Blue Sky.
Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika
Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Albert Mazibuko remembers the song Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika.
Mack the Knife
The Brecht/Weill song Mack the Knife written for The Threepenny Opera in 1928.
Composer and conductor Paul Spicer explores the impact of Edward Elgar's Nimrod.
Fairytale of New York
The stories behind 1988's 'Fairytale of New York' by the Pogues.
Peggy Lee's daughter Nicki Foster talks about her mother's life and her hit record.
Barber's Adagio for Strings
Leonard Slatkin on the impact of the adagio that became America's 'national funeral music'
Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer's film theme for Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Max Bruch's piece for cello is based on Jewish prayer sung at Yom Kippur.
Exploring what Leonard Bernstein's song from 'West Side Story' means to different people.
Anthony Holden and Vassily Sinaisky explore the impact of Tchaikovsky's final symphony.
Mad About the Boy
Noël Coward wrote 'Mad About the Boy' to celebrate the appeal of the silent movie star.
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
An exploration of the spiritual song, from its origins in slavery in America.
Stand By Me
Ben E King talks about writing the classic song, and others reflect on its lasting power.
Bach's Concerto in D minor for Two Violins
Terry Waite and Steve Hackett talk about the impact of Bach's music for two violins.
Like a Rolling Stone
Robbie Robertson, Al Kooper and Greil Marcus reflect on Bob Dylan's iconic song.
Clair de lune
An exploration of Claude Debussy's music for piano, inspired by a poem about moonlight.
I Vow to thee my Country
An exploration of the hymn which stirs patriotism and controversy.
Ol’ Man River
Tony Benn, Cleo Laine and Paul Robeson Jr reflect on the emotional power of Ol' Man River.
Widor's Toccata is a favourite for married couples to exit the church by in the UK.
Feed the Birds
'Feed The Birds' was written for the film Mary Poppins by Richard and Robert Sherman.
Bring Him Home
Contributors explain what Bring Him Home, from the musical Les Miserables, means to them.
Sukiyaki (Ue o Muite Arukou)
Personal stories of the 1960s Japanese hit song Sukiyaki (Ue o Muite Arukou).