Some Lovely Music for You

I've loved the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams every since I was in high school. Yesterday I found these lovely recordings of my three favorites works of Vaughan Williams on Youtube. Hope you enjoy them.First up, Ralph Vaughan Williams' sublime Mass in G Minor, sung by the choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, directed by Stephen Darlington.Next up is the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davies, performing Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on a Theme By Thomas … [Read more...]

The Contemplative Fantasia

Last night I posted a video to one of my favorite Contemporary Christian songs, "Speak to Me" by Rebecca St. James. But you know, if you want contemplative music, it doesn't get much better than this:In 1986 I saw the National Symphony perform Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis at the Wolftrap Performing Arts Center, a gorgeous outdoor amphitheater located in the rolling hills of Virginia not far from Washington DC. It was 16 of the loveliest minutes of my life. While … [Read more...]