Vaughan Williams’ ‘The Lark Ascending’ tops Desert Island Discs

London: Vaughan Williams’ ‘The Lark Ascending’ has emerged as the most popular track of Desert Island Discs after it was chosen by the public when they were invited to compile their own discs.

More than 25,000 people submitted nearly a quarter of a million tracks to the Desert Islands Discs, the BBC Radio 4 website, reports the Scotsman.

Desert Island Discs presenter Kirsty Young, the fourth broadcaster to front the long-running show, has revealed the eclectic selection of tracks that ranged from opera to jazz and rap.

Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 in D minor Choral followed Vaughan Williams’s track.

Non-classical favorites included Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd.


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