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Karl Jenkins: Symphonic Adiemus

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The time a 13-year-old Julie Andrews sang the national anthem for King George VI

The time 13-year-old Julie Andrews sang the national anthem for the King and Queen

Nina Simone & JS Bach

Nina Simone plays a stunning Bach-style fugue in the middle of one of her classic songs

Eight cellists play recital for Hereford cows

Cows moo-ved by classical music as eight cellists play to ‘relax’ livestock

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