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Speaking of Vaughan Williams, I don’t know that he ever composed anything more beautiful than this tiny motet, written for and first sung during the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. “O taste and see how gracious the Lord is”: an ideal text for music to be sung during the reception of the Eucharist.

(I only learned of this motet a few years ago from my friend Grant Pair, who has forgotten more about choral music than I’lll ever know.)