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Music plays a large part in the Aubrey/Maturin series. Here are some links to recordings of that music.

Alan Janus' Page - all the background music of shipboard life, Heart of Oak, Roast Beef of Old England plus recordings of the great guns (seems to be temporarily down)

Musical Evenings With The Captain - CD with many of the classical selections played by Jack and Stephen while at sea

Musical Evenings With The Captain Volume 2 - more of the same content as in the first volume

Ancient Mariners Fife and Drum Corps - Connecticut based musical group who capture on tape and CD much of the musical flavor of the sea circa 1812. Several audio clips are featured on their website.

Mystic Seaport Museum Store - quite a few recordings of chanteys, fife and drum music and other nautical music

Note: the vagaries of the English language allow for several different spellings of "chantey" - shantie, shantey, chanty, etc.

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