She did not meet Vaughan Williams until , 24 years after he'd composed the work. George Butterworth , who was killed in World War I and knew Vaughan Williams at the time of these events, recorded the fact that the composer was preparing for a lecture on Purcell when he wrote the piece.
It was not an embarkation point, so he would not have seen departing soldiers. The ships that he did see were engaged in preparatory fleet exercises. These were noted and documented by members of Ernest Shackleton 's Endurance , which departed Margate around this time on its trans- Antarctic expedition.
A small boy observed the composer making notes and, thinking the man was jotting a secret code, informed a police officer, who arrested the composer. The piano-accompanied premiere was on 15 December ,  in conjunction with the Avonmouth and Shirehampton Choral Society at Shirehampton Public Hall. The pianist was Geoffrey Mendham.
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This liberty also extends to the metre. The cadenzas for solo violin are written without bar lines, lending them a sense of meditational release. In a poll of listeners to choose the nation's Desert Island Discs , the work was chosen as Britain's all-time favourite. In — it was usurped by Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. It has ranked number one every year from to , and placed highly in other years. The Lark Ascending influenced at least two other British composers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Masterworks of 20th-Century Music: The Modern Repertory of the Symphony Orchestra.
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