Wednesday, September 22, 2010


John Bytheway in his book How to be Totally Miserable describes a place called the Imagi-Nation. The Imagi-Nation is the place where people go to imagine their wildest dreams. (Really?) I have a very vivid imagination. I have alway had one. When I was lonely or bored I would often tell my self stories to occupy myself.
My trips to the Imagi-Nation usually is the birth place of my stories. My daily experiences contributes to this process, such as books, music, movies, and life experiences. Lately, one particular song has been inspiring me. This is very unusual for me. I hated the activity in school when I had to write a story about a song.
The title of the song is Fantasia on a Theme By Thomas Tallis. The composer of this work is Ralph Vaughn Williams. His most recognizable work is Five Varients of Dives and Lazarus, more commonly known by If You Could Hie to Kolob. Fantasia on Theme By Thomas Tallis, in my opinion, has a story like quality. I could easily label the basic parts of a story within it.
Well enough talking about how wonderful this piece of music is. You can check it out. The You Tube version of the song is good, but I personally feel it is not the best version of the song. My personal favorite performance of the song can be found on iTunes. It is the one with Barry Wordsworth and The New Queens Orchestra.

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