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Over the Rainbow
Reflections on the impact of The Wizard of Oz's 'Over the Rainbow'.
John Newton's near-death experience at sea prompted his hymn 'Amazing Grace'.
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
A Shropshire Lad
Exploring the emotional impact of George Butterworth's rhapsody inspired by the Great War.
Plaisir d'Amour / Can't Help Falling in Love With You:
Marianne Faithfull recalls the French love song that went on to inspire Elvis's 60s hit.
Gracias a la Vida
The Latin American anthem to life is explored through personal stories.
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
Exploring the lasting emotional impact of The Smiths' 1986 anthem of hope, loss and love.
Opera director John Copley CBE reflects on his lifelong relationship with La Boheme.
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.
How an obscure track on a Leonard Cohen album became a global anthem.
Bach Cello Suite No 1 in G Major
Leading cellists explain the power of Bach's Cello Suite No 1 in G Major.
First Cut Is the Deepest
The story behind the Cat Stevens song, and the memories people associate with it.
Soul Music explores the mystery and emotional ties of folk song Scarborough Fair.
The Lord Is My Shepherd
Howard Goodall and Selina Scott explore the lasting impact of the hymn based on Psalm 23.
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.