We cannot recall the last time we wrote about a piece of music composed for military band. But when our current search for mood-lifting musical selections led us to rediscover The English Folk Song Suite, a piece that Ralph Vaughan Williams composed in 1923 for military band, we decided to feature it in today’s post.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

We also put the three-movement suite into one convenient playlist so Classical Archives subscribers can enjoy it with just one click. We especially love the third movement of this suite, with a melody that is both lighthearted and unforgettable.

But we think you will enjoy it all and we predict that it will do a lot to blow your cares away in the days to come. Enjoy!

The performance on our playlist is from the wind players of the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields and conductor Neville Marriner.