Monday, August 23, 2010

Music Monday--Vaughan Williams

This is the third movement of Vaughan Williams' Folk Song Suit--another favorite of wind ensembles and one of my favorites.

Sorry about the complete lack of visuals with this--not my choice!


TACParent said...

I have discovered through my dd's band (and your posts) that I really do like "marches." They are very upbeat.

OMG: Now your word verification is "partie." Ok, so it's spelled wrong, but seriously ... marching music and party can go together, eh?

Dymphna said...

Marches are neat. As you said, very upbeat. They have a very sentimental effect on me--odd as that is. They always have--even before I met my dh and had a kid in marching band. Just something about them.

Yes, let's "partie"!

kkollwitz said...

Ah, RVW, a 20th century composer whose music can be enjoyed by regular humans. Just to pop off a couple of short, accessible works, try The Lark Ascending and Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis.

Dymphna said...

Oh, I LOVE Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis!!! My dh conducted that piece in college. I'll have to look it up and include it in the near future. Thanks for the reminder!

Dymphna said...

Ok--a quick check has revealed that I didn't forget Thomas Tallis--I already featured it!

Barbara said...

I love RVW music.It's interesting how some composers stand head and shoulders above the rest in spite of the hype given those of lesser talents. Thanks for the pleasure of this post.

Dymphna said...

Definitely. Vaughan Williams is the best!

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