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Encyclopedia > The Lark Ascending

The Lark Ascending is a musical piece written by the famous British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1914. It was revised in 1920 and premiered under conductor Adrian Boult in 1921. The work, which features a prominent solo violin part, is based on George Meredith's poem of the same name. It is intended to convey the lyrical and almost eternally English beauty of the scene in which a skylark rises into the heavens above some sunny down and attains such height that it becomes barely audible to those on the ground below. Ralph Vaughan Williams, OM (October 12, 1872 – August 26, 1958) was an influential British composer. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Sir Adrian Cedric Boult (April 8, 1889 - February 22, 1983) was an English conductor. ... The violin is a bowed stringed musical instrument that has four strings tuned a perfect fifth apart, the lowest being the G just below middle C. It is the smallest and highest-tuned member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the viola and cello. ... George Meredith (February 12, 1828 - May 18, 1909) was an English novelist and poet. ... Binomial name Alauda arvensis Linnaeus, 1758 The Skylark (Alauda arvensis) breeds across most of Europe and Asia and in the mountains of north Africa. ...



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