Paul McCartney can be now considered as a classical composer after having won the best album of the year award at the Classical Brits Awards 2007 for his Ecce Cor Meum, written in commemoration of his late wife Linda McCartney-Eastman.
His other classical pieces included A Liverpool Oratorio and Standing Stones.
Many people might be surprised to find Paul McCartney in a list of classical composers. After becoming world famous as a member of The Beatles, for which — together with John Lennon — he was the main song writer, and later with his band “Paul McCartney and Wings”, as well as with many other projects, he also started writing classical pieces.
It is known that in his Beatles days he also has had a broad musical interest, listening to classical music, ancient as well as modern. This musis also influenced the recordings The Beatles made. The famous trumpet tune was inspired by the piccolo trumpet that Bach used in Brandenburg concertos. Many more classical music instruments can be heard in (the later) Beatles recordings. “All You Need is Love” feature a complete symphony orchestra.