Sketches on Down Ampney
Ralph Vaughan Williams' poignant hymn tune receives a concert-level setting, evolving and developing through a wave of key changes, which include F, Ab, B, D, and C Majors, and varied compositional styles. For the worship space or the concert stage, it contains skillfully conceived musical expression. "Come down, O love divine, seek thou this soul of mine, and visit it with thine own ardor glowing." This piece is 127 measures.