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Albion’s Vision

A compendium album/sampler introducing the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Throughout his career, and after his death, Vaughan Williams risked paying the price of insularity for his daring. Yet now, over forty* years since his death, his work is widely appreciated abroad, in America as well as in Europe, as it was in his lifetime. He is challenging Elgar’s hitherto unquestionable supremacy as the leading composer of the English musical renaissance.

Simon Heffer *2000

Albion's Vision

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TRACK LISTING AND ARTISTS

All tracks by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958) except track 6 which is by
Patrick Hadley (1899–1973) and arranged for mixed chorus by Vaughan Williams

  • PRELUDE ON AN OLD CAROL TUNE 5’13
    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Paul Daniel
    (from ALBCD 016 – The Solent)
  • THE UNQUIET GRAVE (Folk Songs of the Four Seasons) 4’39
    Choir of Clare College, Cambridge / Dmitri Ensemble / Sir David Willcocks
    (from ALBCD 010 – Folk Songs of the Four Seasons)
  • OFFERTORIUM (A Cambridge Mass) 10’54
    New Queen’s Hall Orchestra / Alan Tongue
    (from ALBCD 020 – A Cambridge Mass)
  • ELIHU’S DANCE OF YOUTH AND BEAUTY AND PAVANE OF THE SONS OF THE MORNING 4’57
    (Job – A Masque for Dancing arranged for piano by Vally Lasker)
    Iain Burnside (piano)
    (from ALBCD 015 – The Sons of the Morning)
  • SIX STUDIES IN ENGLISH FOLK SONG (arranged for violin and piano) 8’13
    Matthew Trusler (violin) and Iain Burnside (piano)
    (from ALBCD 018 – Stars of the Night)
  • THE LYNN APPRENTICE (Fen and Flood – A Cantata) 3’45
    Mary Bevan (soprano) / Leigh Melrose (baritone) / Joyful Company of Singers /
    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Paul Daniel
    (from ALBCD 012 – Choral Works)
  • PRELUDE: THE NEW COMMONWEALTH (arranged for mixed chorus) 2’52
    Joyful Company of Singers / Peter Broadbent
    (from ALBCD 006 – Where Hope is Shining)
  • WATCHFUL’S SONG (NOCTURNE) (Seven Songs from The Pilgrim’s Progress) 6’36
    Roderick Williams (baritone) and Iain Burnside (piano)
    (from ALBCD 011 – Piano Arrangements)
  • RONDEL 2’51
    Roderick Williams (baritone) and Iain Burnside (piano)
    (from ALBCD 002 – Kissing Her Hair)
  • OVERTURE: THE WASPS (arranged for piano, four hands, by Constant Lambert) 9’31
    Alan Rowlands and Adrian Sims
    (from ALBCD 011 – Symphony No.6)
  • CAROL FROM SUITE FOR VIOLA (arranged for organ by Herbert Sumsion) 2’56
    David Briggs (organ)
    (from ALBCD 021/22 – Bursts of Acclamation)
  • THE TRUTH SENT FROM ABOVE (Eight Traditional Christmas Carols) 1’55
    Derek Welton (baritone) and Iain Burnside (piano)
    (from ALBCD 013 – On Christmas Day)
  • SCHERZO – JOLLY RUTTERKIN (Five Tudor Portraits) 4’19
    Robert B. Anderson (bass-baritone) / Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh /
    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra / William Steinberg
    (from ALBCD 014 – Archive Recordings)

Total playing time : 69’37

Catalogue Number: ALBCDSAMP
Release Date: May 2015

ARTISTS

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Paul Daniel
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Dmitri Ensemble
Sir David Willcocks
New Queen’s Hall Orchestra
Alan Tongue
Iain Burnside
Matthew Trusler
Mary Bevan
Leigh Melrose
Joyful Company of Singers
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Paul Daniel
Peter Broadbent
Roderick Williams
Alan Rowlands
Adrian Sims
David Briggs
Derek Welton
Robert B. Anderson
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
William Steinberg

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