The Essential Vaughan Williams / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al

Album Summary

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Linden Lea
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : House of life
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : English Folk Song Suite
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Vagabond ("Give to me the life I love"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Songs of Travel
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Serenade to music
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble, song for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes (3) for Organ
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Call ("Come, my way"), song for baritone, chorus (ad lib.) orchestra (or organ) (Mystical Songs
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The wasps
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Loch Lomond, folk song for baritone & male chorus
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Ca' the yowes, folk song for tenor & chorus
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus'
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : O taste and see
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Job
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Folksongs from the Eastern Counties (15)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Wassail Song ("Wassail, wassail, all over the town"), carol for chorus ("Gloucestershire Wassail")
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : For All the Saints Who from Their Labours Rest, hymn ("Sine nomine")
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Traditional English Carols (8)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol (arr. from English traditional, "Forest Green")
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Lamb ("Little Lamb who made thee"), song for voice & oboe (Blake Songs no 5)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Symphony no 7 for soprano, small female chorus & orchestra with narrator ad lib ("Sinfonia Antartic
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Orpheus with his lute
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Mass in G minor
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Blessed Son of God, for chorus (arranged from "Hodie," Christmas cantata)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : English Hymnal
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Old Hundredth (All people that on earth do dwell) (Genevan Psalter)
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This essential collection presents 30 Vaughan Williams favorites on 2 CDs. It includes such classic recordings as 'The Lark Ascending' with Hugh Bean, the 'Tallis Fantasia' with Sir John Barbirolli, the 'Serenade to Music' with Sir Adrian Boult, and the 'Mass in G minor' with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, under Sir David Willcocks. The set makes a perfect introduction to the composer and his beautiful music.



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Works Details

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
  • Performer: Hugh Bean (Violin)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 14 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Linden Lea
  • Performers: Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1901.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : House of life
  • Performers: Julius Drake (Piano); Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1903.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : English Folk Song Suite
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1923

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Vagabond ("Give to me the life I love"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Songs of Travel
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; David Willison (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Serenade to music
  • Performers: John Nobel (Tenor); Richard Angas (Bass); Christopher Keyte (Bass); Marie Hayward (Soprano); Wynford Evans (Tenor); Susan Longfield (Soprano); Bernard Dickerson (Tenor); John Case (Baritone); Norma Burrowes (Soprano); Sheila Armstrong (Soprano); Kenneth Bowen (Tenor); Ian Partridge
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 13 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1938

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble, song for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra)
  • Performers: Christopher Wellington (Viola); Eileen Croxford (Cello); Frances Mason (Violin); David Parkhouse (Piano); Hugh Bean (Violin); Ian Partridge
  • Ensemble: London Music Group
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908-1909

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes (3) for Organ
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Call ("Come, my way"), song for baritone, chorus (ad lib.) orchestra (or organ) (Mystical Songs
  • Performer: John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1911

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 16 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The wasps :: Overture
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 10 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Loch Lomond, folk song for baritone & male chorus
  • Performer: Ian Partridge
  • Conductor: Christopher Bishop
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1921

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Ca' the yowes, folk song for tenor & chorus
  • Performer: Ian Partridge
  • Conductor: Christopher Bishop
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1922

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus'
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 11 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1939

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : O taste and see
  • Performers: Ivan Sharpe (Treble); James Lancelot (Organ)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Ensemble: Winchester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1952

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Job :: Pavane of the Sons of the Morning
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1927-1930

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Folksongs from the Eastern Counties (15)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Wassail Song ("Wassail, wassail, all over the town"), carol for chorus ("Gloucestershire Wassail")
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : For All the Saints Who from Their Labours Rest, hymn ("Sine nomine")
  • Performer: John Whiteley (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Moore
  • Ensemble: York Minster Choir
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1905

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Traditional English Carols (8)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1919

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol (arr. from English traditional, "Forest Green")
  • Performers: Thomas Armstrong [Composer/Conductor] (Descant); Francis Grier (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1928

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Lamb ("Little Lamb who made thee"), song for voice & oboe (Blake Songs no 5)
  • Performers: Janet Craxton (Oboe); Ian Partridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1957

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Symphony no 7 for soprano, small female chorus & orchestra with narrator ad lib ("Sinfonia Antartic
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Notes: Composition written: 1949-52.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1949-1952

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Orpheus with his lute
  • Performers: Martin Katz (Piano); David Daniels (Countertenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?1901

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Mass in G minor :: Kyrie
  • Performers: John Eaton (Treble); David Asch (Tenor); Robin Doveton (Tenor)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920-1921

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Blessed Son of God, for chorus (arranged from "Hodie," Christmas cantata)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1954

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : English Hymnal
  • Performer: Tom Williamson (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: The Wallace Collection
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1905

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Old Hundredth (All people that on earth do dwell) (Genevan Psalter)
  • Performer: Benjamin Bayl (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: The Wallace Collection
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1953