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In Ecclesiis
Published in 1615, Gabrielli’s In Ecclesiis features instrumentation and scale grand enough to match its original performance venue- St Mark’s Basilica Venice.
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Passport to Pimlico
Auric’s The Siege of Burgundy was composed in 1948 as the soundtrack to a comedy film in which Pimlico becomes an independent ‘dukedom’ and is sealed off. This movement is heard as sympathisers are throwing in food parcels to break the blockade.
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Morse on the Case
Pheloung’s incidental music in the Morse episode ‘Second Time Around’, first heard in 1991, is written for a limited and unusual combination of instruments.
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Agbekor Dance
This traditional piece of Ghanan dance music originates from the Ewe tribe and features highly complex relationships between the three parts. As with most traditional folk music, it is learned by the oral tradition and was originally used to rally tr
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Pulchinella Suite
Written shortly after World War One in 1922, Stravinsky’s eight movement suite is a compilation of arrangements by composers such as Pergolesi, Gallo, and Monza.
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Pavana Lachrimae
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck transcribed John Dowland’s ‘Flow my tears’ in 1615 as an exercise for his keyboard students, creating Pavana Lachrimae, using florid runs to elaborate on the original melody.
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Trio Sonata in D
Corelli’s Trio Sonata in D is part of a Sonata da Chiesa written in 1689. Movement IV is in the style of a gigue and displays the typical compound time constant quaver movement of such a dance.
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String Quartet 8
Shostakovich’s String Quartet, often known as the DSCH quartet due to its use of the motif that imitates Shostakovich’s initials, was written in 1960 and is said to be an autobiographical work; taking material from his own and others most valued work
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Piano Sonata in Bb
Mozart wrote Bb Piano Sonata in 1783, at a time when his compositions were beginning to receive overdue recognition in Vienna.
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Harold in Italy
Hector Berlioz’s piece of programme music based on Lord Byron’s ‘Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage’ was written in 1834 originally for Paganini and is notable for its use of the ‘idée fixe’ to represent the character and mood of ‘Harold’.
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Rag Bhairav
Rag Bhairav is an example of traditional Hindustani Classical Music from Northern India. Learned via oral tradition, this improvised Rag is meant to be performed at dawn.
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Prepared pianos
The three movements from Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano written in 1946-1948 use unusual timbres to capture his experiences with Indian philosophy and feature fractals that dictate the structure of the work.
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Auric’s The Siege of Burgundy was composed in 1948 as the soundtrack to a comedy film in which Pimlico becomes an independent ‘dukedom’ and is sealed off. This movement is heard as sympathisers are throwing in food parcels to break the blockade.

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Passport to Pimlico

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Pheloung’s incidental music in the Morse episode ‘Second Time Around’, first heard in 1991, is written for a limited and unusual combination of instruments.

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This traditional piece of Ghanan dance music originates from the Ewe tribe and features highly complex relationships between the three parts. As with most traditional folk music, it is learned by the oral tradition and was originally used to rally tr

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Written shortly after World War One in 1922, Stravinsky’s eight movement suite is a compilation of arrangements by composers such as Pergolesi, Gallo, and Monza.

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