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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.

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