The 49th Parallel - Prelude Ralph Vaughan Williams Download 'The 49th Parallel - Prelude' on iTunes
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Football-mad musicians: music's obsession with the beautiful game
The BBC's coverage of the 1998 World Cup was soundtracked by this elegant little piece, until then not one of Faure's best known works. Since then, it's undergone a resurgence and is now one of the composer's most-performed works.