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2008-09-12 18:00:21

A TUNE played at JFK's funeral, in the film Platoon and remixed as a club anthem is Britain's favourite classical piece of music. Barber's Adagio For Strings has been broadcast or performed more than any other classical passage in the last year, says the Performing Rights Society. Second is Bach's famous Toccata in D Minor for organ, and third is Pachelbel's Canon, popular at wedding services and also running through the bassline of football anthem All Together Now by The Farm. (c)...

2008-09-12 00:00:17

By Ben Spencer MUSIC featured in war film Platoon is Britain's most popular classical piece, statistics have revealed. Barber's Adagio For Strings has been broadcast or performed live more than any other classical piece in the past year, say the Performing Right Society. The second most played track was Bach's Toccata in D Major. The piece, with its famous organ introduction, featured in films, including The Aviator. In third place was Pachelbel's Canon In D, which is often played at...


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