Pick of the Day
Holst and Vaughan Williams: Making Music English
BBC Two, 9pm
Amanda Vickery and Tom Service head for the countryside to tell the story of the friendship between Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst, the two composers credited with conceiving the “English Sound” that emerged in the first half of the 20th century. They examine how works by Renaissance masters and folk music imbued their music with the quintessentially English tone colour we know them for today. Enlightening.