252 The Wasps
Vaughan Williams

Up 17. 3rd of VW's 8 entries. Has been in the chart ever year since 1996.

It was thanks to Cambridge University that Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote the music for a satirical production of the Aristophanes comedy The Wasps. He was invited to compose it by the fabulously named Cambridge Greek Play Committee.

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'The Jury' by John Morgan (1861).