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IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT WE ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF OUR PRESIDENT SIR ANDREW DAVIS CBE. R.I.P.

Kissing Her Hair

Twenty early songs of Ralph Vaughan Williams

The twenty songs on this CD were composed over 30 years and demonstrate in the early songs of 1895 and 1896 a remarkable assurance. They show that Vaughan Williams was aware of the beauty and musical quality of lyric poetry in his early twenties and had the technical ability to successfully match words to music.

Kissing Her Hair
CRITICAL REVIEWS
This second volume of Vaughan Williams’ songs fully matches the artistic and technical excellence of its predecessor. …An hour’s worth of pretty much unbridled pleasure – and I only need add that Iain Burnside provides immaculate support.
Gramophone
September 2008

…a real discovery … heard in full mastery…
Rob Barnett
Musicweb International

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TRACK LISTING AND ARTISTS
  • To Daffodils (Baritone)
  • Rondel (Baritone)
  • How Can the Tree But Wither (Baritone)
  • Claribel (Tenor)
  • Linden Lea (Baritone)
  • Blackmwore by the Stour (Baritone)
  • Boy Johnny (Baritone)
  • If I Were a Queen (Soprano and Tenor)
  • Tears, Idle Tears (Baritone)
  • Orpheus With His Lute (Soprano)
  • When I Am Dead, My Dearest (Soprano)
  • The Winter’s Willow (Baritone)
  • Chanson de Quête (Baritone)
  • La Ballade de Jésus Christ (Baritone)
  • The Splendour Falls (Baritone)
  • Dreamland (Soprano)
  • The Sky Above the Roof (Baritone)
  • Nocturne (baritone)
  • A Clear Midnight (baritone)
  • Joy, Shipmate, Joy! (baritone)
ARTISTS

Sarah Fox Soprano
Andrew Staples Tenor
Roderick Williams Baritone
Iain Burnside Piano

Catalogue Number: ALBCD002
Release Date: 18 February 2008

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