A Pastoral Symphony by rumpelstiltskin

A Pastoral Symphony

This is the view from near Leith Hill Place in the Surrey Hills. The composer Ralph Vaughan Williams lived here from the ages of 2 to 20, and he returned to the area a few years later.

Vaughan Williams volunteered for military service in the First World War, and served as an ambulance orderly before being commissioned by the Royal Garrison Artillery.

A Pastoral Symphony was inspired by his experience in WWI. In 1938, he wrote to his wife: "It's really wartime music - a great deal of it incubated when I used to go up night after night with the ambulance wagon at Ecoivres and we went up a steep hill and there was a wonderful Corot-like landscape in the sunset - it's not really lambkins frisking at all as most people take for granted".

Here's a link to the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andre Previn https://youtu.be/-gh0fK2hsVg
One of my all time favourite composers, and I like the Third symphony. A nice shot to go with it.
August 18th, 2019  
Wonderful shot
August 18th, 2019  
Love it.
August 19th, 2019  
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