The keen-eyed reader/classical music buff/web searching sleuth/all the above/none of the above may have noticed that the composers mentioned above are English (well, technically George Frideric Handel was German but so is the Royal Family, and they're considered quintessentially
Alluding admittance? Possibly. Back to the studio, so to speak...
On Monday I acquired the Decca double CD release Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works via Amazon. Barring the flimsy casing (the lid disintegrated while attempting to remove the security seal) the music is a welcome addition to the collection. One of my favorites from this collection:
(Performed by the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields with Celia Nicklin on oboe and conducted by Neville Marriner)