Music – Week 30/31 – British classical pieces

Over the next two weeks we will be listening to another selection of British classical music, mainly from the Romantic era. The pieces are calm and tranquil and often inspired by scenes from the British countryside. Composer George Butterworth features heavily amongst others including Holst and Vaughan Williams. There are a number of ‘fantasia’ pieces included which draw upon the tradition of improvisation and as such, rarely follow the rules and norms of classical composition