Portrait by Sir Gerald Kelly, 1958–61
Ralph Vaughan Williams
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Tune thy music to thy heart; Sing the joy with thanks, and so thy sorrow. Though devotion needs not art, Sometimes of the poor the rich may borrow.
Strive not yet for curious ways; Concord pleaseth more the less ‘tis strained. Zeal affects not outward praise, Only strives to show a love unfeigned.
Love can wondrous things effect, Sweetest sacrifice all wrath appeasing. Love the highest doth respect, Love alone to him is ever pleasing.
- Thomas Campion
Taste and See (First sung as Queen Elizabeth II was receiving Communion at her Coronation in Westminster Abbey)
O taste and see how gracious the Lord is: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
O Vos Omnes, sung by the Choir of Westminster Cathedral (Martin Baker, Master of Music; Robert Quinney, organ) for which cathedral it was commissioned in 1922 (text and listen)
Two Preludes on Welsh folk tunes: Romanza ("The White Rock") (listen) and Toccata ("St. David's Day") (listen), both performed by Thomas Murray on the 1928 Skinner organ in Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven.