John Tavener and William Byrd secured 7.5 per cent and 6.5 per cent respectively, while Gustav Holst and Thomas Tallis both scored 5.5 per cent. Frederick Delius and Arnold Bax recieved 3.5 per cent and 2 per cent of the total number of votes respectively.
The composers each scored similarly in both polls, with the exception of John Tavener whose share of the vote for Countryfile (12 per cent) was four times that of BBC Music (3 per cent).
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To explore music by a range of British composers, take a look at Radio 3 Breakfast’s Best of British playlist.