Saturday Morning Classic: Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Before we get to Advent tomorrow, here's one of my favorite pieces: Ralph Vaughn Williams' Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus, played by the Camerata Chicago.
This piece was composed for the 1939 World's Fair in New York and made its debut at Carnegie Hall, played by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult.
The first variant some of us know as the tune Kingsfold, which was adapted by Vaughn Williams for a couple of hymns. The one I like best begins "When Jesus left his Father's throne, he chose an humble birth... " So it seems like a good lead-in to Advent.
May your preparations for that holy season be blessed.