On Air Now
Classic FM Drive with John Brunning 5pm - 7pm
This image appears in the gallery:
Fifty Shades Of Grey - The Classical Album: a guide
Vaughan Williams’ string orchestra composition is based on a melody written by Thomas Tallis in 1567. Tallis’ original tune is heard three times throughout the Fantasia, but Vaughan Williams builds on it, adding his typical pastoral flavour to the Renaissance work. He’s pictured here with Sir Adrian Boult himself.