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2008-09-21 12:00:20

By Edward Reichel Deseret News Each year the Eccles Organ Festival at the Cathedral of the Madeleine attracts organists from around the world. Since the festival spans only five concerts (spread out over two months), it's not easy deciding on whom to invite. But each year, the festival brings Salt Lake audiences the widest possible group of performers representing the widest range of styles and repertoire. And this year's festival is particularly appealing, according to cathedral organist...

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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