John Craven explores the life and work of the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. He meets conductor Christopher Warren Green, who plays Vaughan Williams' work The Lark Ascending on the lawn at Vaughan Williams' childhood home. He also meets a maker of traditional instruments like the dulcimer and psaltery, instruments which had an influence on the music Vaughan Williams made. John spends time with the acoustic ecologists stringing violins from trees and burying microphones in the forest floor, using the landscape to make their music. Ellie also looks back at some of the best bits of Countryfile that have featured music, including Matt's lesson in bell ringing, Julia going on the trail of Benjamin Britten in Sussex and Adam joining the shepherds in the Swiss Alps yodelling to bring their flocks down off the mountains.moreless
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