Repertoire

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Anderson, Julian

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Book of Hours

Scherzo (with Trains)

Arnold, David

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Independence Day' Closing Suite

Bartók, Béla

Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Liszt are regarded as Hungary's greatest...

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The Miraculous Mandarin (complete)

Divertimento for String Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 2

Violin Concerto No. 1

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist.

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Missa Solemnis

Overture, Coriolan

Overture, Leonore No. 3

Overture, Namensfeier

Overture, The Creatures of Prometheus

Piano Concerto No. 1 (Op. 15)

Piano Concerto No. 2

Piano Concerto No. 3

Piano Concerto No. 4

Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Symphony No. 7

Symphony No. 9, Choral

Violin Concerto

Berg, Alban

Alban Maria Johannes Berg (February 9, 1885 – December 24, 1935) was an Austrian composer. He was a member of the Second Viennese School with Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern, and produced compositions that combined Mahlerian Romanticism...

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Violin Concerto

Berlioz, Hector

Hector Berlioz (11 December 1803 – 8 March 1869) was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts.

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L'enfance du Christ: Selection

Le carnaval romain

Requiem (Grande Messe des Morts)

The Shepherd&39;s Farewell, L&39;enfance du Christ

Bernstein, Leonard

Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim....

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Symphonic Suite, On the Waterfront

The Magnificent Seven' Theme

Bizet, Georges

Georges Bizet (25 October 1838 – 3 June 1875), formally Alexandre César Léopold Bizet, was a French composer, mainly of operas. In a career cut short by his early death, he achieved few successes before his final work, Carmen...

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Carmen, Suite No. 1

Bliss, Arthur

Sir Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, CH, KCVO (2 August 1891 – 27 March 1975), English composer and conductor.

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Morning Heroes

Borodin, Alexander

Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (12 November 1833 – 27 February 1887) was a Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist. He was a member of the group of composers called The Five (or "The Mighty Handful")...

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Overture, Prince Igor

Brahms, Johannes

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer and pianist.

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Piano Concerto No. 1

String Quintet No 2 in G major Op.111

Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 4

Violin Concerto

Bruch, Max

Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (6 January 1838 – 2 October 1920), also known as Max Karl August Bruch, was a German Romantic composer and conductor who wrote over 200 works, including three violin concertos, the first of which has become a staple...

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Violin Concerto No. 1

Bruckner, Anton

Anton Bruckner (4 September 1824 – 11 October 1896) was an Austrian composer known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language...

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Symphony No. 8

Chaplin, Charlie

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was a British comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp"...

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A Dog's Life

Shoulder Arms

Chin, Unsuk

Unsuk Chin is the Artistic Director of our Music of Today series.

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Clarinet Concerto

Chopin, Frédéric

Frédéric François Chopin or Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist. He is widely considered one of the greatest Romantic composers. Chopin was born in Żelazowa Wola, a village in the Duchy of...

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Piano Concerto No. 1

Piano Concerto No. 2

Concerto

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TBC

Conti, Bill

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Rocky' Theme

Copland, Aaron

Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music.

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Fanfare for the Common Man

Davis, Carl

Born in New York in 1936‚ Carl Davis studied composition with Paul Nordoff and Hugo Kauder‚ and with Per Nørgaard in Copenhagen. In 1959 the revue Diversions‚ of which he was co-author‚ won an off-Broadway Emmy and travelled...

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Kid Auto Races at Venice

Champions' Opening Titles and Grand National

Dancing Queen

Debussy, Claude

Achille-Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied...

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La mer

Clair de Lune

Delibes, Léo

Clément Philibert Léo Delibes (21 February 1836 – 16 January 1891) was a French composer of ballets, operas, and other works for the stage.

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Coppelia (excerpts)

Dvořák, Antonín

Antonín Leopold Dvořák (September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer. Following the nationalist example of Bedřich Smetana, Dvořák frequently employed features of the folk musics of Moravia and his native Bohemia...

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Symphony No. 7 in D minor (Op. 70)

Symphony No. 8 in G (Op. 88)

Symphony No. 9, From the New World

Elgar, Edward

Sir Edward William Elgar (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934), 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral...

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Enigma Variations

Enigma Variations: Nimrod

The Dream of Gerontius

Overture, Cockaigne (In London Town)

Serenade for Strings

Symphony No. 2

Fauré, Gabriel

Gabriel Urbain Fauré (12 May 1845 – 4 November 1924) was a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers....

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Pavane (Op. 50)

Fenton, George

Best known for his work in film and television, George Fenton is one of the UK’s most successful composers, writing scores for over 100 films and collaborating with some of the most influential filmmakers. 

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Planet Earth in concert

Finzi, Gerald

Gerald Raphael Finzi (14 July 1901 – 27 September 1956) was a British composer. Finzi is best known as a song-writer, but also wrote in other genres. Large-scale compositions by Finzi include the cantata Dies natalis for solo voice and string...

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Clarinet Concerto

Gardner, John

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Holly and the Ivy

Glazunov, Alexander

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (10 August 1865 – 21 March 1936) was a Russian composer of the late Russian Romantic period, music teacher and conductor. He served as director of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory between...

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Violin Concerto in A minor (Op. 82)

Glinka, Mikhail

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (June 1 1804 – February 15 1857), was the first Russian composer to gain wide recognition within his own country, and is often regarded as the father of Russian classical music.

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Overture, Ruslan and Ludmilla

Grieg, Edvard

Edvard Hagerup Grieg (15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist.

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'In the Hall of the Mountain King', Peer Gynt

'Morning', Peer Gynt

March of the Trolls

Peer Gynt (incidental music)

Piano Concerto

Haydn, Joseph

Franz Joseph Haydn (31 March 1732 – 31 May 1809), known as Joseph Haydn, was an Austrian composer, one of the most prolific and prominent of the Classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father...

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Symphony No. 100, Military

Symphony No. 49, La passione

Symphony No. 83, The Hen

Holst, Gustav

Gustav Theodore Holst (21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, famous for his orchestral suite The Planets.

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Song of the Night

Ives, Charles

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The Unanswered Question

Khachaturian, Aram

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Masquerade, Galop

Lalo

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Violin Concerto

Ligeti, György

György Sándor Ligeti (May 28, 1923 – June 12, 2006) was a composer of contemporary classical music. Born in Transylvania, Romania, he lived in Hungary before emigrating and becoming an Austrian citizen.

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Atmosphères

Sonata for solo cello

Mahler, Gustav

Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. A Jew, he was born in the village of Kalischt, Bohemia, in what was then the Austrian Empire, now Kaliště...

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Adagietto, Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 3

Martinsson, Rolf

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Bridge - Trumpet Concerto No. 1

Mascagni, Pietro

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Intermezzo, Cavalleria Rusticana

Massenet

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&39;Meditation&39;, Thaïs

Mendelssohn, Felix

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847) - generally known in English-speaking countries as Felix Mendelssohn - was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

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Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage

Overture, The Hebrides

Violin Concerto

Messiaen, Olivier

Olivier Messiaen was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex ; harmonically and melodically it is based on modes of limited transposition, which he abstracted...

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Turangalîla-symphonie

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era.

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Concerto for Flute and Harp

Overture, Die Zauberflöte

Piano Concerto No. 20, K466

Piano Concerto No. 24, K491

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, K364

Symphony No. 41, Jupiter, K551

Mussorgsky, Modest

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (21 March 1839 – 28 March 1881) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five". He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity...

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Night on the Bare Mountain abridged version

Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel)

Nielsen, Carl

Carl August Nielsen (9 June 1865 – 3 October 1931) is widely recognized as Denmark's greatest composer, and is also recognized as being a skilledconductor and a violinist. 

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Hymnus amoris

Pan and Syrinx op. 49

Serenata in vano

Clarinet Concerto

Flute Concerto

Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 5

Norman, Monty

Monty Norman (born 4 April 1928) is a singer and film composer best known for composing "The James Bond Theme".

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Dr No (1962) The James Bond Theme

Nott, Julian

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Theme and Chase, Wallace and Gromit

OR

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Pearsall, Robert Lucas de

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In Dulci Jubilo

Prokofiev, Sergei

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (23 April 1891 – 5 March 1953) was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor who mastered numerous musical genres and is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His best-known works are the...

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Romeo and Juliet: excerpts

Piano Concerto No. 2

Piano Concerto No. 3

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninov (1 April 1873 – 28 March 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninov is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives...

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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Symphonic Dances

The Isle of the Dead

Piano Concerto No. 2

Piano Concerto No. 4

Symphony No. 2

Ravel, Maurice

Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937) was a French composer known especially for his melodies, orchestral and instrumental textures and effects. Along with Claude Debussy, he was one of the most prominent figures associated...

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Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

La valse

Pavane pour une infante defunte

Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

Suite, Ma mère l'oye

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (18 March 1844 – 21 June 1908) was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five. 

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'Polonaise' from Christmas Eve Suite

Rossini, Gioachino

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces.

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Overture, The Barber of Seville

Overture, William Tell (excerpts)

Rutter, John

John Milford Rutter CBE (born 24 September 1945) is a British composer, conductor, editor, arranger and record producer, mainly of choral music.
 

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Shepherd&39;s Pipe Carol

Saint-Saëns, Camille

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns was a French composer, organist, conductor, and pianist of the Romantic era. He is known especially for The Carnival of the Animals, Danse macabre, Samson and Delilah (Opera), Piano Concerto No. 2, Cello Concerto...

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Bacchanale, Samson and Delilah

Danse Macabre (excerpts)

Symphony No. 3, Organ

Salonen, Esa-Pekka

Esa-Pekka Salonen, born June 30, 1958 in Helsinki, is a Finnish orchestral conductor and composer.

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Mania for solo cello and ensemble

Schubert, Franz

Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer.

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Ave Maria

Overture, Rosamunde

Symphony No. 9, The Great

Schumann, Robert

Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856), sometimes known as Robert Alexander Schumann, was a German composer, aesthete and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most representative composers of the Romantic...

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Cello Concerto in A minor (Op. 129)

Piano Concerto

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 4

Scriabin, Alexander

Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin (6 January 1872 – 27 April 1915) was a Russian composer and pianist.

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The Poem of Ecstasy, Symphony No. 4 (Op. 54)

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (25 September 1906 – 9 August 1975) was a Soviet Russian composer and pianist and a prominent figure of 20th-century music.

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Festive Overture

Orango (orch. Gerard McBurney)

Sibelius, Jean

Jean Sibelius (8 December 1865 – 20 September 1957) was a Finnish composer of the late Romantic period. His music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity.

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Den första kyssen

En Saga

Finlandia

Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings mote

Illalle

Karelia Suite

Lemminkäinen&39;s Return

Luonnotar

Norden

Valse Triste

Andante Festivo

Spring Song

Suite, Pelléas et Mélisande

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 5

Violin Concerto

Smetana, Bedřich

Bedřich Smetana (2 March 1824 – 12 May 1884) was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style which became closely identified with his country's aspirations to independent statehood. He is thus widely regarded in...

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Overture, The Bartered Bride

Steiner, Tim

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Trolls of Dartmoor

Strauss, Johann

Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899), also known as Johann Baptist Strauss or Johann Strauss, Jr., the Younger, or the Son (German: Sohn), was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed...

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Thunder & Lightning Polka (Unter Donner und Blitz)

Overture, Die Fledermaus

Waltz, Roses from the South

Stravinsky, Igor

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (7 June 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian, and later French and American composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century.

Stravinsky's...

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Agon

Apollon musagete

Fireworks

In memoriam Aldous Huxley

In Memoriam Dylan Thomas

Les Noces

Mavra

Oedipus Rex

Orpheus

Persephone

Petrushka (1947)

Renard

The Firebird

The Rite of Spring

Cantata

Introitus (T S Eliot in Memoriam)

Mass

Requiem Canticles

Symphonies of Wind Instruments, 1947 revision

Symphony of Psalms

TBC

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Contemporary work

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (7 May 1840 – 6 November 1893), anglicised as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting of The Russian Orthodox...

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1812 Overture (Op. 49)

Francesca da Rimini

Nutcracker (excerpts)

Swan Lake (excerpts)

Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet

Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet, abridged version

Piano Concerto No. 1

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, (Op. 64)

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Ralph Vaughan Williams (12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958), OM, was an English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music and film scores.

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O little town of Bethlehem

Overture, The Wasps

Symphony No. 1, A Sea Symphony

Verdi, Giuseppe

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. Some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture – such as "La donna è mobile"...

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Requiem

Grand March, Aida

Overture, La Forza del Destino

Vivaldi, Antonio

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741), nicknamed il Prete Rosso ("The Red Priest") because of his red hair, was an Italian Baroque composer, Catholic priest, and virtuoso violinist, born in Venice.

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Movement 3 from 'Autumn', The Four Seasons

Movement 3 from 'Summer', The Four Seasons

One of The Four Seasons, to be performed and directed by Junior Section Competition winner

Wagner, Richard

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist and conductor primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas").

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Prelude and Liebestod, Tristan und Isolde

Prelude, Act III, Lohengrin

Walton, William

Sir William Turner Walton OM (29 March 1902 – 8 March 1983) was an English composer. During a sixty-year career, he wrote music in several classical genres and styles, from film scores to opera. His best-known works include Façade...

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Crown Imperial

Warrell, Arr.

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We wish you a merry Christmas

Waxman, Franz

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Carmen Fantasie

Weber, Carl Maria Von

Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber (18 or 19 November 1786 – 5 June 1826) was a German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic, one of the first significant composers of the Romantic school.

Weber's operas Der...

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Overture, Der Freischütz

Overture, Oberon

Wilberg, Arr.

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Ding Dong merrily on high

Willcocks, David

There are few conductors of choral music who have achieved higher levels of recognition or acclaim than Sir David Willcocks. For over 30 years, as conductor of the Bach Choir and director of the Royal College of Music, he has achieved a standard of...

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Deck the hall

Good King Wenceslas

Hark! The herald angels sing

Masters in this hall

O come all ye faithful

Sussex Carol

The first nowell

God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Williams, John

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor and pianist. In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including the Star Wars saga, Jaws...

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Can You Read My Mind, Love Theme from 'Superman

Hedwig's Theme' from Harry Potter

March from 'Superman

Nimbus 2000, Harry Potter Suite

Raider's March' from Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Star Wars Main Title