Sea, hear

Are you a fan of rivers, or a lover of the sea? Those living in land-locked countries probably tend to the former, while people of island nations inevitably get pulled to the latter, with its vast expanse, unfathomable depth and … Read More →

Tony Palmer Films: “O Thou Transcendent” The Life Of Ralph Vaughan Williams

“I don’t think a composer can really be great without a unique sense of harmony. Maybe it is the presence of Tallis in that piece that drives the harmonic movement—it’s that, it’s the very wide-spread tessitura (very high with the … Read More →

Podcast: Vaughan Williams’ Hodie

A podcast introduction to the Christmas Cantata “Hodie”, composed when English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams was in his 80’s. Vaughan Williams was one of the best English composers of the 20th century, known equally for his symphonies, choral works, and … Read More →