Some musical beauty for this weekend. Close your eyes, and listen:
About this performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis:
The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis at Gloucester Cathedral, where in 1910, it was played and conducted for the first time by composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.Some more information about this piece is HERE.
The Authorized King James Version of Psalm 2:1-2, to which Tallis's original tune is connected:
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?Read the entirety of Psalm 2 HERE.
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord, and against his anointed.