next (adv.)
“Well, Colonel Fitzwilliam, what do I play next? My fingers wait your orders.”
Jane Austen (1775-1817), ‘Pride and Prejudice’
Pianoforte by Muzio Clementi. © P.G. Champion, Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 2.0.
silence (n.)
No voice did they impart—
No voice; but O, the silence sank
Like music on my heart.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’
Agnes Krumwiede, German pianist and politician. © Heinrich Böll, Wikimedia Commons.
touch (n.)
Here we will sit, and let the sounds of music,
Creep into our ears; soft stillness and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), ‘The Merchant of Venice’
Raanana Symhonette Orchestra. GNU General Public Licence 2. © Yoav Dothan, Wikimedia Commons.
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A selection of classical music videos from YouTube, with a particular emphasis on composers working in the British Isles.

BELOW is a list of classical composers, most of whom lived or worked in the British Isles for a significant period (as indicated by the little Union flag). Click on any name to find links to YouTube videos.

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