25 Apr 2015

Curtain Raiser: Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

From the collecton Curtain Raiser
First page of Tallis Fantasia score

First page of Tallis Fantasia score Photo: Public Domain

 

Perhaps the reason the Tallis Fantasia had such a striking effect on Howells was that he realised he shared with Vaughan Williams a powerful desire to connect with the music of the past. Indra Hughes explores the background to this much-loved work.

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