PRESIDENT: SIR ANDREW DAVIS CBE
Royal Ambulance Corps 1915 (©Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust)
Arrangements & Solo Songs
BUSHES AND BRIARS
Arranged for four male voices.
THE SKY ABOVE THE ROOF
1908. For voice and piano. Text from the poem Le ciel est pardessus le toit by Paul Verlaine (1844 – 1896). Translated by Mabel Dearmer
THE HOUSE OF LIFE
Words by D.G. Rossetti. A cyle of six sonnets. Sung here is No 2 ‘Silent Noon’.
Written in 1901. It was RVW’s first work to be published. Subtitled ‘A Doset Folk Song’. Words by W. Barnes.
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