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Vaughan Williams with Herbert Howells
Vaughan Williams with Herbert Howells, Gloucester 1956

Chamber Works

ON WENLOCK EDGE

1942. A cycle of six songs for tenor with string quartet and piano accompaniment. Settings from ‘A Shropshire Lad’ by A.E. Housman.

PHANTASY QUINTET

For two violins, two violas & cello.

SONGS OF TRAVEL

Song cycle of nine songs originally written for baritone with poems selected from Robert Louis Stevenson’s work of the same name.

STRING QUARTET NO 1 IN C MINOR

‘Andantino’. Published in 1908, after Vaughan Williams’s study with Maurice Ravel.

STRING QUARTET NO 2 IN A MINOR (FOR JEAN ON HER BIRTHDAY)

‘Allegro appassionato’. Written in 1942 and dedicated to Jean Stewart.

SIX STUDIES IN ENGLISH FOLK SONG

1926. For violoncello and pianoforte.
Dedicated to May Mukle.

VIOLIN SONATA IN A MINOR

First played at a BBC studio broadcast on the composer’s eighty-second birthday, October 12, 1954. Three movements. Dedicated to Frederick Grinke.

PIANO QUINTET IN C MINOR

For violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano. One of the ‘Early Works’ composed before his studies with Ravel and which was withdrawn.

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