The Lark Ascending

by Kammy Pike Violin

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The Lark Ascending is a work by the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, inspired by George Meredith's 122-line poem of the same name about the skylark. He included this portion of Meredith's poem on the flyleaf of the published work:

He rises and begins to round,
He drops the silver chain of sound,
Of many links without a break,
In chirrup, whistle, slur and shake.

For singing till his heaven fills,
‘Tis love of earth that he instils,
And ever winging up and up,
Our valley is his golden cup
And he the wine which overflows
to lift us with him as he goes.

Till lost on his aerial rings
In light, and then the fancy sings.


released June 23, 2012
Canterbury Christ Church University Symphony Orchestra
Soloist: Kammy Pike
Conductor: Tadeusz Kaznowski
Recording: Sam Messer



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Kammy Pike Violin Canterbury, UK

Kammy is a freelance violinist based in Canterbury, Kent. She plays across Kent and the South East as a soloist, chamber and orchestral violinist. She is available to hire as a solo violinist or with the Leon String Quartet. Go to to find out more. ... more

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