It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fantasia on a Theme

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis


hetismij2 said...

This so so beautiful, thankyou for the link!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Gosh that's lovely! :) Thank you for sharing....made my Friday morning!

NotesFromAbroad said...

Glad you enjoyed it .. I listen to it all the time :)

Mary said...

One of my most favorite pieces of classical music for ever - they even played it in my English grammar school (equivalent of high school here) when we gathered in the gym for meetings etc.
It always amazed me that he composed such awesome music in the 16th century - and for four consecutive monarchs, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Queen Mary, and Queen Elizabeth I.

Thanks Candice for sharing this beautiful Vaughan Williams rendition from Gloucester Cathedral - it is certainly the most beautiful of all 'Fantasia on a Theme' recordings

Hugs on a very cold, icy morning.
Mary x

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Simply magical. Thank you for sharing such beauty.
Snow coming your way, we have the sleds out :)

hetismij2 said...

Mary, they played Nimrod every morning at our Junior school. Isn't it wonderful how a piece of music has the power to transport you to another time and place.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Mary ,, copy it from my post and put it in your computer and you can hear it every morning :)
I am so glad everyone liked this . It is one of my top favorites and I listen to it often .. my husband and I had/have a large collection of cd's of classical music but I get hung up on one thing and listen to it over and over ... this is the latest one :)

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