Sunday, April 19, 2015

A little musical interlude

I heart Ralph Vaughan Williams; even though he came well after the Regency and as such won't ever be able to be used in my work, I listen to him pretty frequently, and his music is just so evocative of England. I particularly love that he takes themes from old folk music and hymns, and turns them into something new and beautiful. Like "Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus."



You can just barely tell that it uses bits of "Star of the County Down:"

Writing Elizabeth as a widow

There's one final Mistress blog post out today! I'm at Catherine Curzon's blog talking about writing Elizabeth as a widow.