A top tenor heard a busker singing Puccini and it stopped him in his tracks
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24 September 2012, 10:11
Whether you're a fan of Lord and Lady Grantham, or completely unfamiliar with the phenomenon that is Downton Abbey, there's sure to be something for you on this album of beautiful music. Album of the Week, 24th September.
The drama, the costumes, the music - if you love Downton Abbey, this album of evocative music will transport you back to key moments in the series. You can relive the Downton magic from the comfort of your own home, whenever the mood takes you!
But the magic of this album is that it will appeal to even the most vocal of Downton critics. From the minimalist charm of Elopement to the classical piano and choir version of Sting's Every Breath You Take, the music stands on its own as a selection of orchestral and choral pieces.
If you're feeling patriotic after the Jubilee and London 2012, tracks like Love and the Hunter carry a distinctly British feel: think Elgar's Serenade to Strings, Holst's St Paul's Suite, and Vaughan Williams' Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus' rolled into three minutes.
Relaxing and pulse-quickening in equal measure, John Lunn's original music performed by the Chamber Orchestra of London might even tempt you to watch the show - if you don't already, that is...