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See the nation's favourite movie scores as voted by Classic FM listeners. Click through the gallery below, starting at number 20 and counting down to number one.
No move for the stirring ‘Hymn to the Fallen’, heard over the credits. Released 1998
The Warsaw Concerto - from this rarely seen wartime film - soars even higher. Released 1941
Nyman’s a veteran of movie music but this single, haunting score continues to capture hearts. Released 1993
Sentimental and sweet, Morricone’s music nevertheless pushes all the right buttons in this touching classic. Released 1988
Rising 12 places since last year, this thrilling score grabs you by the throat- as would Daniel Day-Lewis’s Hawkeye. Released 1992
Also a concert hall favourite, Bernstein’s score continues to gallop ahead. Released 1960
The towering Tyrannosaurus rex of an anthem drops out of the top 10. Is extinction imminent? Released 1993
Greek composer Vangelis’s Oscar-winning, synthesized score picks up speed as we approach the finish line. Released 1981
A high climb for Jarre’s exotic confection, capturing the romance and the mystery of the desert. Released 1962
Among the most famous war movie scores, the six-three-three is echoed in the main theme’s rhythm. Released 1964
Snow, sleighs and Omar Sharif. Jarre’s evocative, wintry soundtrack glides effortlessly into the top 10. Released 1965
An impressive leap of 16 places for this tender violin theme, sweetly performed by Joshua Bell. Released 2004
Once your number one favourite soundtrack, Williams’s classic score takes a tumble towards the Death Star. Released 1977
Falling three places since 2010, Morricone’s brilliant score accompanied this saga of beleaguered Jesuit missionaries in the Amazon. Released 1986
Captain Jack Sparrow returned this year, and the score to his first adventure continues to thrill, although it falls one place since 2010. Released 2003
Rising five places to number five, Barry avoided any movie clichés with his expansive score, depicting America’s vast landscape. Released 1990
The poignantly beautiful violin theme gives John Williams his highest position in this year’s chart. Released 1993
John Barry and Mozart provided tender accompaniment to Streep and Redford’s doomed, sub-Saharan love affair, which rises six places since last year. Released 1985
Not an outright victory for Maximus Decimus Meridius, but the score remains a favourite. Gladiator also came second in last year's Movie Music Hall of Fame. Released 2000.
The music for Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic retains its position at the top of the chart for the second year running after last year toppling 2009’s no.1 Star Wars. These three magnificent, symphonic and choral scores were a towering achievement for Shore, who wove more than 80 specific musical motifs through the movies, representing Middle Earth’s creatures and cultures. World-class instrumental and vocal soloists also made their mark on Shore’s sound world.