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  1. With a public holiday comes Classic FM's "Hall of Fame" rundown tots up the votes of 150,000+ people in a popular vote of listeners' "favourite piece of classical music". Here's a list of the top 3 plus selected film entries:

    1. Piano Concerto No.2 - Rachmaninov
    2. The Lark Ascending - Vaughan Williams
    3. Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis - Vaughan Williams

    50. The Lord of The Rings - Howard Shore
    72. The Mission - Ennio Morricone
    78. The Gadfly - Dimitri Shostakovich
    84. Dances With Wolves - John Barry
    107. Schindler's List - John Williams
    108. Out of Africa - John Barry
    112. Gladiator - Hans Zimmer
    141. Ladies In Lavender - Nigel Hess
    150. The Beyondness of Things - John Barry
    151. Star Wars - John Williams
    155. Harry Potter - John Williams
    164. Romeo+Juliet - Craig Armstrong
    188. Saving Private Ryan - John Williams
    228. Doctor Who - Murray Gold
    240. Jurassic Park - John Williams
    241. The Piano - Michael Nyman
    258. West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein
    294. Pirates of The Caribbean - Klaus Badelt

    Funny to see that the winner was billed in the BBC News report of the list as "Brief Encounter theme tops Classic FM poll."
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    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2011
    As Sergei just turned in the grave.
    listen to more classical music!
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2011
    I didn't realise that RVW's The Lark Ascending had been at # 1 for four years. Mozart is the most popular with twenty entries.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt