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London is the capital of England, whose area is 130,410 square kilometres, and its population is 50,770,000 people.
England

England forms a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (U.K.) The Union Jack flag at left is the UK flag. The population of UK as a whole was 58,649,000 (in 2000), and its area is 244,082 sq.Kms.

In the renaissance, Tallis and Byrd were actively writing sacred music and madrigals. Thomas Morley re-invented the Italian madrigal and set the trend for English madrigals. In the baroque, Purcell is pre-eminent.

During the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, England, especially London, attracted composers and musicians from all over Europe and the musical world. It had industrious music publishing houses, enthusiastic (paying) concert audiences, and huge numbers of keen amateur musicians eager to snap up any new music they could get their hands on. Handel, from Germany, was one of the earliest immigrants, followed by Clementi from Italy, and Cramer from Germany.

England produced several native-born composers of international renown in the 19th century, notably Elgar, Holst. Sullivan and Delius.

Tunes originating from England. Audio is available for 211 tunes from this country.
  
No.Name of WorkComposerCategoryEnsemble
1 And I Love HerMcCartneyPopular SongsOther Ensembles
2 Are You Going to Scarborough Fair?VariousFolk SongOrchestra
3 As I was going to Strawberry FairVariousFolk SongDuet
4 Aspirations OvertureGomersallOvertureOrchestra
5 Ave Verum CorpusByrdSacredChoir
6 Baa baa Black SheepVariousNursery RhymesSolo
7 Barbara AllenVariousFolk SongString Quartet
8 Begone Dull CareVariousFolk SongOrchestra
9 Blow Away the Morning DewVariousFolk SongWind Chamber Groups
10 Blow the Man DownVariousFolk SongDuet
11 Bobby ShaftoeVariousFolk SongDuet
12 Boney was a warriorVariousFolk SongSolo
13 British Grenadiers MarchVariousFolk SongBrass Band
14 Canon on Ravenscroft's PsalterTallisSacredChoir
15 Cello Concerto in E minor Op 85ElgarConcertoOrchestra
16 Chanson de MatinElgarShort PieceDuet
17 Cherry RipeVariousSongDuet
18 Cockaigne Overture Op 40 "In London Town"ElgarOvertureOrchestra
19 Colonel Bogey MarchVariousMarchMilitary Band
20 Come Lasses and LadsVariousFolk SongSolo
21 Coventry CarolVariousSacredChoir
22 Deck the Halls with Boughs of HollyVariousSongSolo
23 Drink To Me Only With Thine EyesVariousFolk SongDuet
24 Early One MorningVariousFolk SongTrio
25 Enigma VariationsElgarVariationsOrchestra
26 Fairest Isle from King ArthurPurcellSongDuet
27 Falstaff. Symphonic Study, Op 68ElgarTone PoemOrchestra
28 Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas TallisVaughan-WilliamsTone PoemOrchestra
29 Fantasia on GreensleevesVaughan-WilliamsTone PoemOrchestra
30 First Noel (Christmas Carol)VariousSacredSolo
31 Floating - for piano and stringsGomersallTone PoemOrchestra
32 Girls and Boys come Out to PlayVariousNursery RhymesSolo
33 God Rest You Merry GentlemenVariousSacredDuet
34 God Save the QueenVariousSacredOrchestra
35 Golden SlumbersVariousFolk SongPops Orchestra
36 GondoliersSullivanOperaOrchestra
37 Goosey Goosey GanderVariousNursery RhymesSolo
38 GreensleevesVariousFolk SongDuet
39 Hamabdil - a Hebrew MelodyBantockChamber MusicDuet
40 Here we go gathering Nuts in MayVariousFolk SongSolo
41 Here's a Health unto his MajestyVariousFolk SongDuet
42 Hey Diddle DiddleVariousNursery RhymesTrio
43 Hey JudeMcCartneyPopular SongsRhythm Combo
44 Hickory Dickory Dock, the Mouse Ran up the ClockVariousNursery RhymesTrio
45 HMS PinaforeSullivanOperaOrchestra
46 Holly and the IvyVariousSacredDuet
47 Hot Cross BunsVariousFolk SongSolo
48 Humpty Dumpty Sat on a WallVariousNursery RhymesDuet
49 I had a little Nut treeVariousFolk SongDuet
50 I saw Three ShipsVariousFolk SongSolo
51 Imperial March Op 32ElgarMarchOrchestra
52 In a Monastery GardenKetèlbeyShort PieceSolo
53 In a Persian MarketKetèlbeyTone PoemOrchestra
54 In a Summer garden, 1st theme BDeliusTone PoemOrchestra
55 Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op 47ElgarShort PieceOrchestra
56 IolantheSullivanOperaOrchestra
57 It Came Upon a Midnight ClearVariousSacredDuet
58 It was a Lover and his LassMorleySongDuet
59 Jack And JillVariousNursery RhymesPops Orchestra
60 JerusalemParrySacredOrchestra
61 John Peel (Do you ken John Peel)VariousFolk SongDuet
62 Keel RowVariousFolk SongDuet
63 La Calinda from KoangaDeliusTone PoemOrchestra
64 Lavender's BlueVariousFolk SongSolo
65 Les Bicyclettes de BelsizeVariousPopular SongsOther Ensembles
66 Like to the Damask RoseElgarSongDuet
67 Lincolnshire PoacherVariousFolk SongDuet
68 Little Bo PeepVariousNursery RhymesSolo
69 London Bridge is falling down.VariousNursery RhymesSolo
70 Mary Mary Quite Contrary, How does your Garden Grow?VariousNursery RhymesString Quartet
71 Memory from 'Cats'.Lloyd-WebberPopular SongsOther Ensembles
72 MikadoSullivanOperaOrchestra
73 Miniature OvertureGomersallOvertureOrchestra
74 Minuet for Hand BellsGomersallChamber MusicOrchestra
75 Minuet from Keyboard Suit No.1 in GPurcellSuiteSolo
76 Morris dance from Henry VIII Incidental MusicGermanShort PieceSolo
77 Mysteria - Tone Picture for Orchestra.GomersallTone PoemOrchestra
78 Now is the Month of MayingMorleyChamber MusicChoir
79 Nymphs and Shepherds, Come Away!PurcellSongDuet
80 O Come all ye FaithfulVariousSacredSolo
81 O Little Town of BethlehemVariousSacredTrio
82 Oak and the AshVariousFolk SongDuet
83 Oh, No JohnVariousFolk SongSolo
84 Once in Royal David's CityGauntlettSacredOther Ensembles
85 One Two, Three Four FiveVariousNursery RhymesSolo
86 Oranges and Lemons, say the Bells of St ClemensVariousNursery RhymesSolo
87 Pavan - The Earle of SalisburyByrdShort PieceSolo
88 Piano Trio in DGomersallChamber MusicTrio
89 Picnic TimeVariousPopular SongsPops Orchestra
90 Pirates of PenzanceSullivanOperaOrchestra
91 Polly OliverVariousFolk SongSolo
92 Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches, Op 39ElgarMarchOrchestra
93 Pop Goes the WeaselVariousFolk SongSolo
94 PortsmouthVariousFolk SongOther Ensembles
95 RagamuffinIrelandShort PieceSolo
96 Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury CrossVariousNursery RhymesDuet
97 Ring-A-RosesVariousNursery RhymesSolo
98 Robin Hood and the Curtal FriarVariousFolk SongSolo
99 Romance for Clarinet and PianoGermanChamber MusicDuet
100 Romance Op 62 for bassoon and OrchestraElgarConcertoOrchestra
101 Rondeau in D minorPurcellShort PieceSolo
102 RuddigoreSullivanOperaOrchestra
103 Rule BritanniaArneSongOrchestra
104 Salut d'Amour Op 12ElgarShort PieceOrchestra
105 Sancte DeusTallisSacredChoir
106 Savannah ExcerptsGomersallSuiteOrchestra
107 Saviour, When in Dust to Thee (Hymn)VariousSacredSolo
108 Serenade for Strings, Op 20ElgarSuiteOrchestra
109 Sing a Song of SixpenceVariousNursery RhymesTrio
110 Spem in Alium - Motet in 40 partsTallisSacredChoir
111 Stocho Barocco - an Aeolian AmbleGomersallShort PieceOrchestra
112 Study in Rondo FormGomersallChamber MusicWind Chamber Groups
113 Study in Ternary FormGomersallShort PieceString Quartet
114 Summer is a-coming inVariousSongChoir
115 Sweet Lass from Richmond HillVariousFolk SongSolo
116 Symphony No.1 in Ab Op 55ElgarSymphonyOrchestra
117 The Bells of AberdoveyDibdinSongDuet
118 The Blackbird (Tone Poem)GomersallTone PoemOther Ensembles
119 The Dashing White SergeantVariousFolk SongOther Ensembles
120 The Lark AscendingVaughan-WilliamsTone PoemOrchestra
121 The Old Woman and the PedlarGomersallChamber MusicString Quartet
122 The Phantom of the OperaLloyd-WebberPopular SongsOrchestra
123 The Planets SuiteHolstSuiteOrchestra
124 The Star Spangled BannerSmithFolk SongOrchestra
125 The Vicar of BrayVariousFolk SongDuet
126 The Water is WideVariousFolk SongDuet
127 There is a Tavern in the TownVariousFolk SongDuet
128 There was a Jolly MillerVariousFolk SongOther Ensembles
129 This Old ManVariousFolk SongSolo
130 Three Blind MiceVariousNursery RhymesTrio
131 Tranquil OvertureGomersallOvertureOrchestra
132 Trumpet Concerto in D majorPurcellConcertoOrchestra
133 Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark's March)ClarkeMarchSolo
134 Twinkle Twinkle Little StarVariousNursery RhymesOther Ensembles
135 Upon Paul's SteepleVariousFolk SongSolo
136 Violin Concerto in B minor Op 61ElgarConcertoOrchestra
137 We wish You a Merry ChristmasVariousFolk SongDuet
138 Weep O Mine EyesBennetSongChoir
139 West to East - Suite for OrchestraGomersallSuiteOrchestra
140 What can the Matter be?VariousFolk SongSolo
141 When Daisies PiedArneSongDuet
142 Where Are You Going My Pretty Maid?VariousFolk SongSolo
143 Where the bee sucks, there suck IArneSongDuet
144 Widdicombe FairVariousFolk SongDuet
145 Wraggle Taggle Gypsies OhVariousFolk SongSolo
146 YesterdayMcCartneyPopular SongsOrchestra
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