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Sunday, 21 February 2016

John Clare and the Skylark

From Arborfield's John Clare weblog

The Lark Ascending (music and poem) - George Meredith & Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Lark, Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley (Henry Lawes)

Extract here

Tweet of the Day: Skylark (BBC Radio 4) - "John Aitchison tells the story of the skylark. No other UK bird is capable of sustaining such a loud and complex song while hovering high above the ground, rapidly beating its wings to stay aloft. Some songs can last 20 minutes or more and their performance is likely to be as much a territorial display as an exhibition of the male's physical fitness to impress a female".

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