The Call – George Herbert (1593-1633)/Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

This article was written for the September 2017 edition of the parish magazine. Published in 1911, Vaughan Williams set the words of Herbert’s poem The Call to music as one of a larger work, set of Five Mystical Songs. This song collection used four of Herbert’s poems, published in 1633 as “The Temple: Sacred Poems”. … More The Call – George Herbert (1593-1633)/Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Law and order?

Until recent times I’ve been a law-abiding citizen without having to think too much about it. And when I have needed to check the rules, the highway code, say, I could be fairly confident that it wouldn’t have changed by the next week … More Law and order?