Top 10 by living composers 2008

Find out who is the top contemporary composer in our annual list...

Karl Jenkins

Karl Jenkins proves to be our most popular contemporary living composer with his The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace registering at number 13 in the countdown. Many of the others in the top ten show the appetite for film soundtracks among Classic FM’s listeners with Shore’s Lord Of The Rings the highest ranked score in this year’s 300.

1. Jenkins – The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace (13)
2. Ungar – The Ashokan Farewell (22)
3. Shore – Lord of the Rings (46)*
4. WilliamsSchindler’s List (57)
5. MorriconeThe Mission (62)
6. Einaudi – Le Onde (65)
7. ZimmerGladiator (78)
8. Badelt – Pirates of the Caribbean (99)
9. Gorecki – Symphony No.3 (107)
10. Part – Spiegel im Spiegel (109)