The Classic FM Hall of Fame is an annual compilation of the most popular 300 classical works as polled by listeners of Classic FM through a public vote. With more than 150,000 voters choosing their favourites for the 2012 chart, Classic FM claim their Hall of Fame is the world's most comprehensive poll of classical music tastes. The chart countdown is traditionally broadcast over the Easter weekend, extended by public holidays in the UK, since the event began in 1996. The compilation is notable for featuring a wide variety of classical works. Pieces by composers such as Elgar and Beethoven feature alongside works by contemporary composers such as Karl Jenkins and Ludovico Einaudi. Movie soundtracks by John Williams, John Barry and Ennio Morricone are also regular features of the chart. And, for the first time in 2012, the chart featured two original works from video game soundtracks.