I recently heard this again while listening to a drama on Radio 4 Extra; it reminded me how much I love this piece of music. The violins evoke the rise and fall of bird flight so beautifully and it gives a moment of serenity in a hectic life.
A small piece of heaven. This piece of music reminds me of afternoons on the Worcestershire hills, and of listening to larks in Pembrokeshire. I will always be grateful to Vaughan Williams for this wonderful piece of music.