When I am anguished of mind and soul I consistently turn to a piece of music that speaks to my heart. I have started to joke that it is my personal ctrl+alt+delete. It provides a reset button that lets me regroup and move forward.
The piece was written in 1910 by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. Ideally, as in the video below, the Fantasia should be performed with a three part string orchestra–each separated from the other: a full orchestra, a smaller orchestra representing each instrument, and a string quartet. The original melody was written by Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis.
I am sharing it with you readers, with love, in hopes that when you need it, you can find some peace as well.