Classical 100: the complete list

1 November 2015, 09:00 | Updated: 2 November 2015, 16:08

The 100 pieces of classical music chosen by education experts for teachers to use in lessons, school assemblies and other school activities.

Classical 100 is built around 100 recordings of classical music pieces which teachers can draw upon in lessons, school assemblies and other school activities. To encourage pupils to explore, discover and listen to music – and ultimately to develop their own personal interests, tastes and talents – the 100 pieces embrace a rich diversity of styles ranging over ten centuries, from Hildegard of Bingen to Graham Fitkin, via Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and more.

The pieces appear on the app like this:

Classical 100

And here is the complete list, arranged by composer in alphabetical order: 

Composer Name of Piece Period
ADAMS, John (1947-) The Chairman Dances 20th century
ALLEGRI, Gregorio (1582-1652) Allegri's Miserere Renaissance
BACH, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)

'Badinerie' from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor

BACH, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) Brandeburg Concerto No.5, 1st movt Baroque
BACH, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) Toccata and Fugue in D minor, 'Toccata' Baroque
BACH, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)

'Air on a G String' from Orchestral Suite No.3 in D

BARBER, Samuel (1910-1981) Barber's Adagio for Strings 20th century
BARTÓK, Béla (1881-1945) Romanian Dances, ‘Joc cu Bâtă’ 20th century
BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van (1770-1827) Symphony No. 5 in C minor Classical
BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van (1770-1827) 

‘Ode to Joy’ from Symphony No. 9 in D minor

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van (1770-1827)  Für Elise Classical 
BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van (1770-1827) 

'Moonlight Sonata', Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor - 1st movt

BERNSTEIN, Leonard (1918-1990) ‘Mambo’ from Symphonic Dances from West Side Story 20th century
BIZET, Georges (1838-1875) March of the Toreadors from Carmen Suite No.1 Romantic
BIZET, Georges (1838-1875)  'Farandole' from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 Romantic 
BRAHMS, Johannes (1833-1897) Hungarian Dance No.5 Romantic
BRITTEN, Benjamin (1913-1976) The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, 'Fugue' 20th century
CHOPIN, Frédéric (1810-1849) 'Raindrop' Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 Romantic

COPLAND, Aaron (1900-1990)

'Hoe Down' from Rodeo 20th century
COPLAND, Aaron (1900-1990)  Fanfare for the Common Man 20th century
de FALLA, Manuel (1876-1946) 'Ritual Fire Dance' from El Amor Brujo 20th century
DEBUSSY, Claude (1862-1918) Prélude à l’apres-midi d’un faune Romantic
DELIBES, Léo (1836-1891) 'Flower Duet' from Lakmé Romantic
DUKAS, Paul (1865-1935) The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Romantic
DVORAK, Antonín (1841-1904) 'Largo' from Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World' Romantic
DVORAK, Antonín (1841-1904) 

Slavonic Dance, No. 8

ELGAR, Edward (1857-1934) Cello Concerto in E minor, 1st movt Romantic
ELGAR, Edward (1857-1934) 

Nimrod from Enigma Variations

ELGAR, Edward (1857-1934) 

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D

FAURÉ, Gabriel (1845-1924)

Pavane in F-sharp minor

FAURÉ, Gabriel (1845-1924)  'Berceuse' from Dolly Suite Romantic 
FITKIN, Graham (1963-) Hook 20th century
GERSHWIN, George (1898-1937) Rhapsody in Blue 20th century
GRAINGER, Percy (1882-1961) Londonderry Air 20th century
GRIEG, Edvard (1843-1907) 'Morning Mood' from Peer Gynt Suite No.1 Romantic
GRIEG, Edvard (1843-1907) 

Piano Concerto in A minor, 1st movt

GRIEG, Edvard (1843-1907)  'Gavotte' from Holberg Suite Romantic
HANDEL, George Frideric (1685-1759) 'Hallelujah Chorus' from Messiah Baroque
HANDEL, George Frideric (1685-1759) 

'Hornpipe' from Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major

HAYDN, Joseph (1732-1809)

Trumpet Concerto, 3rd movt

HAYDN, Joseph (1732-1809)  'Surprise' Symphony No. 94 in G major, 2nd movt Classical 
HÉROLD, Ferdinand (1791-1833)

Clog Dance from La Fille Mal Gardée

HILDEGARD VON BINGEN (1098-1179) O Euchari Early
HOLST, Gustav (1874-1934) 'Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity' from The Planets 20th century
HUMPERDINCK, Engelbert (1854-1921)
'Evening Prayer' from Hansel and Gretel Romantic
KATS-CHERNIN, Elena (1957-)

'Eliza's Aria' from Wild Swans

21st century
KHACHATURIAN, Aram (1903-1978)

 'Sabre Dance' from Gayaneh Suite, No.3

20th century
KODÁLY, Zoltán (1882-1967) 'Viennese Musical Clock' from Hary Janos Suite 20th century
MENDELSSOHN, Felix (1809-1847) 'Scherzo' from A Midsummer Night’s Dream Romantic
MENDELSSOHN, Felix (1809-1847) 'Fingal’s Cave', Hebrides Overture Romantic
MONTEVERDI, Claudio (1567-1643) 'Ave Maris Stella' from Vespers of the Blessed Virgin Baroque
MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)  Clarinet Concerto in A major, 2nd movt  Classical
MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)  Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, 1st movement  Classical
MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)  Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, 3rd movt  Classical
MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791) 'Papageno's Song' from The Magic Flute Classical
MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, 1st movt 

MUSSORGSKY, Modest (1839-1881) 'Baba Yaga' from Pictures at an Exhibition Romantic
MUSSORGSKY, Modest (1839-1881) Night on a Bare Mountain 
ORFF, Carl (1895-1982) 'O Fortuna' from Carmina Burana Romantic
PACHELBEL, Johann (1653-1706)  Canon in D  Baroque  
PROKOFIEV, Sergei (1891-1953)  'Peter's theme' from Peter and the Wolf 20th century  
PROKOFIEV, Sergei (1891-1953) 'Dance of the Knights' from Romeo and Juliet 20th century
PROKOFIEV, Sergei (1891-1953) 'Troika' from Lieutenant Kijé 20th century
PUCCINI, Giacomo (1858-1924)

'Nessun Dorma' from Turandot

20th century
PURCELL, Henry (1659-1695)   'Dido’s Lament' from Dido and Aeneas Baroque
RACHMANINOV, Sergei (1873-1943)   Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, 1st movt   Romantic
RAVEL, Maurice (1875-1937)   Boléro 20th century
REICH, Steve (1936-)   Six Pianos 20th century
RIMSKY KORSAKOV, Nikolai (1844-1908) Flight of the Bumble Bee Romantic
RIMSKY KORSAKOV, Nikolai (1844-1908)  Scheherazade, 2nd movement   Romantic  
RODRIGO, Joaquín (1901-1999)  

Concierto de Aranjuez, 2nd movt

20th century
ROSSINI, Gioachino (1792-1868)  William Tell, Overture Classical
RUTTER, John (1945-) Shepherd's Pipe Carol 20th century
SAINT-SAENS, Camille (1835-1921)   'Aquarium' from Carnival of the Animals Romantic
SAINT-SAENS, Camille (1835-1921)   Danse Macabre   Romantic
SCHUBERT, Franz (1797-1828)   'The Trout' from Piano Quintet in A major Classical
SCHUBERT, Franz (1797-1828)  Marche Militaire   Classical 
SCHUMANN, Clara (1819-1896) Andante Molto from Romances for violin and piano Romantic
SCHUMANN, Robert (1810-1856)   ‘About foreign lands and people’ from Kinderszenen Romantic
SHOSTAKOVICH, Dmitri (1906-1975)   'Waltz' from Jazz Suite No.2 20th century
SHOSTAKOVICH, Dmitri (1906-1975)  Symphony No. 5, 4th movement   20th century  
SIBELIUS, Jean (1865-1957)   Intermezzo from Karelia Suite
SOUSA, John Philip (1854-1932)   Liberty Bell   Romantic
STRAUSS II, Johann (1825-1899) By the Beautiful Danube   Romantic
STRAUSS, Richard (1864-1949)  

Also Sprach Zarathustra, 'Sunrise'

STRAVINSKY, Igor (1882-1971)

'Russian Dance' from Petrushka

20th century
TALLIS, Thomas (1505-1585) If ye love me   Renaissance
TAVENER, John (1944-2013)   The Lamb 20th century
TCHAIKOVSKY, Pyotr Ilyich (1840-1893) 1812 Overture Romantic
TCHAIKOVSKY, Pyotr Ilyich (1840-1893)  'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' from The Nutcracker Romantic
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, Ralph (1872-1958)  

Fantasia on Greensleeves

20th century
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, Ralph (1872-1958)  The Lark Ascending 20th century
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, Ralph (1872-1958)  The Wasps, Overture 20th century
VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901)   Grand March from Aida Romantic
VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901)  'La Donna è Mobile' from Rigoletto Romantic
VIVALDI, Antonio (1678-1741)  

Gloria, 'Gloria in excelsis Deo'

VIVALDI, Antonio (1678-1741)    Winter from Four Seasons Baroque  
WAGNER, Richard (1813-1883)  

Ride of the Valkyries, Die Walküre

WARLOCK, Peter (1894-1930)   Mattachins from Capriol Suite 20th century
WIDOR, Charles-Marie (1844-1937) Organ Symphony No. 5, Toccata   Romantic

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