Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis Ralph Vaughan Williams Download 'Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis' on iTunes
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St Swithin's Day: classical music inspired by rain
At the beginning of Wagner's opera, Siegmund emerges from a raging storm. But unlike many musical storms, Wagner's is made all the more eerie by the notable absence of a full orchestra - it's only the strings that unleash the full force of this tempest, with incredible effect.