The Lark Ascending

Today, along with around 200 people, we said goodbye and paid our final respects to Frank’s father. Frank gave a truly beautiful eulogy and his sister gave a very moving reading of one of their father’s favourite poems. I realised on the way home how privileged I am to have become part of the King family. There are so many things I never knew about my father-in-law (or mother-in-law, for that matter). An excerpt from The Lark Ascending was played at the crematorium. It was one of my father-in-law’s favourite pieces of music. Mine too – the first time I heard this piece marked the beginning of a passion for Vaughan Williams. It took my breath away. Still does. I believe it is a very fitting tribute to a man loved and respected by so many people. Please do take the time to listen. It is exquisite.

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