Radio Times Classical TV Hits

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TV has always had a love affair with classical music, the beautiful melodies, rich textures and dramatic themes helping to create strong associations with brands and programmes alike. This delightful collection on double CD celebrates composers and their compositions, recognisable in over 60 years of some of the nation’s best-loved TV moments.

CD 1 CLASSICAL MUSIC IN TV THEMES 1 PROKOFIEV Dance of the Knights The Apprentice 2 CHARPENTIER Te Deum Eurovision Song Contest 3 BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.3 Antiques Roadshow 4 SAINT-SAENS Danse Macabre Jonathan Creek 5 RAVEL Boléro (Torvill & Dean, 1984 Winter Olympics) 6 MOZART A Musical Joke Horse of the Year Show 7 KHACHATURIAN Spartacus The Onedin Line 8 WISEMAN Affairs Current The Andrew Marr Show 9 GOODALL The Lord is My Shepherd The Vicar of Dibley 10 SOUSA The Liberty Bell Monty Python’s Flying Circus 11 SIBELIUS At the Castle Gate The Sky at Night 12 SIBELIUS Karelia Suite This Week 13 JANACEK Sinfonietta Crown Court 14 SHOSTAKOVICH Romance Reilly, Ace of Spies 15 PUCCINI Nessun Dorma (World Cup Italia ’90)

CD 2 CLASSICAL MUSIC IN TV ADS 1 JENKINS Palladio (De Beers) 2 DVORAK Largo (Hovis) 3 DELIBES Flower Duet (British Airways) 4 TCHAIKOVSKY Dance of the reed flutes (Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut) 5 JENKINS Adiemus (Delta Airlines) 6 VERDI La forza del destino (Stella Artois) 7 JENKINS Dies Irae (Lynx) 8 HANDEL Lascia ch’io pianga (Harrods Sale) 9 BELLINI Casta Diva (Jean Paul Gaultier) 10 MAHLER Nachtmusik (Castrol GTX) 11 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Flight of the Bumblebee (Black & Decker) 12 ORFF O Fortuna (Old Spice) 13 TRAD. How can I keep from singing? (Waitrose) 14 DEBUSSY Clair de Lune (Chanel No.5) 15 BACH Air on a G string (Hamlet Cigars)