Within it is nostalgia for the English countryside and for the fast disappearing habitat of this symbolic summer bird. OUP's spacious printing evokes its soaring flight. The beautiful cover features Samuel Palmer's painting, The Prospect
which is in the Ashmolean Museum round the corner from OUP. Keep this inspirational cover on your music stand! (Mary Nemet, Stringendo, April 2010
About the Author
In the fifty years since his death, Vaughan Williams has come to be regarded as one of the finest British composers of the 20th century. He has a particularly wide-ranging catalogue of works, including choral works, symphonies, concerti, and opera. His searching and visionary imagination, combined with a flexibility in writing for all levels of music-making, has meant that his music is as popular today as it ever has been.