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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.

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.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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