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Vaughan Williams: Rare Songs from the Operas / Fox, Williams, et al

Album Summary

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Hugh the Drover
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Sir John in Love
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Pilgrim's Progress
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This is the first CD issued by Albion. 'The Sky Shall Be Our Roof' is comprised of 19 songs from Ralph Vaughan Williams operas. An astonishing 12 of these songs are world premiere recordings, and all are deeply characteristic, noble and beautiful.

The Sky Shall Be Our Roof comprises nineteen arias and songs from Ralph Vaughan Williams operas. An astonishing twelve of these are world premiere recordings and all are deeply characteristic - in turn noble and beautiful. The disc boasts the talents of Iain Burnside, Roderick Williams, Juliette Pochin, Sarah Fox and Andrew Staples.



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>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Hugh the Drover :: Cold blows the wind on Cotsall
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910-1914

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Hugh the Drover :: Life must be full of care
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910-1914

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Hugh the Drover :: Sweet little linnet
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910-1914

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Hugh the Drover :: Hugh's Song of the Road
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910-1914

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Hugh the Drover :: Ah! Love I've found you
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910-1914

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Hugh the Drover :: The Devil and Bonyparty
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910-1914

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Hugh the Drover :: Alone and friendless
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910-1914

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Hugh the Drover :: Gaily I go to die
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910-1914

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Hugh the Drover :: Here on my throne
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910-1914

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Hugh the Drover :: Hugh my lover
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910-1914

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Sir John in Love :: Greensleeves
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1924-1928

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Sir John in Love :: See the Chariot at hand
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1924-1928

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Pilgrim's Progress :: Watchful's Song
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1949

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Pilgrim's Progress :: The Song of the Pilgrims
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1949

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Pilgrim's Progress :: The Pilgrim's Psalm
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1949

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Pilgrim's Progress :: The Song of the Leaves of Life and the Water of Life
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1949

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Pilgrim's Progress :: The Song of Vanity Fair
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1949

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Pilgrim's Progress :: The Woodcutter's Song
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1949

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Pilgrim's Progress :: The Bird's Song
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Staples (Tenor); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK; Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/18/2007-03/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1949