When I was little, my Dad signed up to the World Record Club. Remember it? You could choose a couple of LPs a month or get the recommended one? Well, he built up quite a collection of wonderful recordings of classical music from the greatest composers, and Mum meanwhile introduced us to Mulligan, Coltrane and Parker…

This was quite sophisticated stuff for a seven year old to be absorbing, but one of my favourites became Vaughan Williams – via a recording of the Tallis Fantasia – wasn’t that on A Child’s Christmas In Wales? Anyway it led me on to exploring more Vaughan Williams, and this page was the result Vaughan William’s songs became a dissertation, then a book…. I have even sold a couple, thanks to the wonders of the internet! OK – time to fix the car. 🙂

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