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A Portrait of Vaughan Williams

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  1. Overture: The Wasps $0.99 on iTunes
  2. The Lark Ascending
  3. Fantasia on Greensleeves $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Oboe Concerto: Rondo Pastorale $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Oboe Concerto: Minuet And Musette $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Oboe Concerto: Scherzo $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
  8. Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
  9. Mass in G minor: Kyrie $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Mass in G minor: Gloria in Excelsis $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Mass in G minor: Credo $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Mass in G minor: Sanctus Osanna I - Benedictus - Osanna II $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Mass in G minor: Agnus Dei $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Sacred and Secular Songs: Valiant-For-Truth $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Sacred and Secular Songs: The Blessed Son of God $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Sacred and Secular Songs: No Sad Thought His Soul Affright $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Sacred and Secular Songs: Lord, Thou Has Been Our Refuge $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Sacred and Secular Songs: O Taste and See $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Three Shakespeare Songs: Full Fathom Five $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Three Shakespeare Songs: Over Hill, Over Dale $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Phantasy Quintet: Prelude - Lento Ma Non Troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Phantasy Quintet: Scherzo - Prestissimo $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Phantasy Quintet: Alla Sarabanda - Lento $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Phantasy Quintet: Burlesca - Allegro Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  25. String Quartet No.1 in G minor: Allegro Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  26. String Quartet No.1 in G minor: Minuet and Trio - Tempo di Minuetto $0.99 on iTunes
  27. String Quartet No.1 in G minor: Romance - Andante Sostenuto $0.99 on iTunes
  28. String Quartet No.1 in G minor: Finale: Rondo Capriccioso - Allegro Molto $0.99 on iTunes
  29. String Quartet No.2 in A minor: Prelude - Allegro Appassionato $0.99 on iTunes
  30. String Quartet No.2 in A minor: Romance - Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  31. String Quartet No.2 in A minor: Scherzo - Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  32. String Quartet No.2 in A minor: Epilogue - Andante Sostenuto $0.99 on iTunes
  33. An Oxford Elegy
  34. Flos Campi
  35. Te Deum $0.99 on iTunes
  36. O, Clap Your Hands $0.99 on iTunes
  37. The Old Hundreth Psalm Tune $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The wasps
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Concerto for Oboe in A minor
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus'
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Mass in G minor
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Valiant for Truth, motet for chorus (with piano or organ ad lib)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Blessed Son of God, for chorus (arranged from "Hodie," Christmas cantata)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Hodie (This Day), Christmas cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge, motet for soloists, semi-chorus & orchestra (or organ) (Psalm 90)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : O taste and see
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Shakespeare Songs (3) for chorus
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Phantasy Quintet for Strings
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Quartet for Strings no 1 in G minor
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor ("For Jean on Her Birthday")
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : An Oxford Elegy for narrator, small chorus & small orchestra
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Flos campi
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Te Deum for chorus & organ (or orchestra) in G
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : O clap your hands
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Old Hundredth (All people that on earth do dwell) (Genevan Psalter)
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Notes & Reviews:

This extensive collection of Vaughan Williams' works offers an illuminating insight into the life and music of this great British composer. The accompanying booklet includes an introduction to the set by the composer's widow Ursula.



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Works Details

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The wasps :: Overture
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England (07/14/1989-07/16/1989)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
  • Performer: Michael Bochmann (Violin)
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England (07/14/1989-07/16/1989)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Performers: Margareth Campbell (Flute); Audrey Douglas (Harp); Colin Lilley (Flute)
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Concerto for Oboe in A minor
  • Performer: Maurice Bourgue (Oboe)
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Running Time: 16 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1944

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
  • Performers: Pierre Joubert (Violin); Susan Lynn (Violin); Helen Roberts (Viola); Thomas Waddington (Cello)
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus'
  • Performers: Audrey Douglas (Harp); Susan Lynn (Violin); Thomas Waddington (Cello)
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1939

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Mass in G minor
  • Performers: Ian Barratt (Tenor); Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet); Peter Gritton (Voice); Paul Martin (Countertenor); Timothy Mirfin (Bass); David Monnier (Voice); Iain Simcock (Organ)
  • Notes: Merton College Chapel, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (12/08/1986-12/09/1986)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920-1921

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Valiant for Truth, motet for chorus (with piano or organ ad lib)
  • Performers: Ian Barratt (Tenor); Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet); Peter Gritton (Voice); Paul Martin (Countertenor); Timothy Mirfin (Bass); David Monnier (Voice); Iain Simcock (Organ)
  • Notes: Merton College Chapel, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (12/08/1986-12/09/1986)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1940

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Blessed Son of God, for chorus (arranged from "Hodie," Christmas cantata)
  • Performers: Ian Barratt (Tenor); Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet); Peter Gritton (Voice); Paul Martin (Countertenor); Timothy Mirfin (Bass); David Monnier (Voice); Iain Simcock (Organ)
  • Notes: Merton College Chapel, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (12/08/1986-12/09/1986)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1954

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Hodie (This Day), Christmas cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: Ian Barratt (Tenor); Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet); Peter Gritton (Voice); Paul Martin (Countertenor); Timothy Mirfin (Bass); David Monnier (Voice); Iain Simcock (Organ)
  • Notes: Merton College Chapel, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (12/08/1986-12/09/1986)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1953-1954

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge, motet for soloists, semi-chorus & orchestra (or organ) (Psalm 90)
  • Performers: Ian Barratt (Tenor); Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet); Peter Gritton (Voice); Paul Martin (Countertenor); Timothy Mirfin (Bass); David Monnier (Voice); Iain Simcock (Organ)
  • Notes: Merton College Chapel, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (12/08/1986-12/09/1986)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1921

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : O taste and see
  • Performers: Ian Barratt (Tenor); Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet); Peter Gritton (Voice); Paul Martin (Countertenor); Timothy Mirfin (Bass); David Monnier (Voice); Iain Simcock (Organ)
  • Notes: Merton College Chapel, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (12/08/1986-12/09/1986)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1952

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Shakespeare Songs (3) for chorus
  • Performers: Ian Barratt (Tenor); Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet); Peter Gritton (Voice); Paul Martin (Countertenor); Timothy Mirfin (Bass); David Monnier (Voice); Iain Simcock (Organ)
  • Notes: Merton College Chapel, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (12/08/1986-12/09/1986)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1951

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Phantasy Quintet for Strings
  • Performer: Simon Rowland-Jones (Viola)
  • Notes: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, England (02/21/1989-02/23/1989)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1912

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Quartet for Strings no 1 in G minor
  • Performer: Simon Rowland-Jones (Viola)
  • Notes: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, England (02/21/1989-02/23/1989)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1908-1909

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor ("For Jean on Her Birthday")
  • Performer: Simon Rowland-Jones (Viola)
  • Notes: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, England (02/21/1989-02/23/1989)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1942-1944

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : An Oxford Elegy for narrator, small chorus & small orchestra
  • Conductor: Stephen Darlington
  • Ensemble: Christ Church Cathedral Choir
  • Notes: Leominster Priory, Leominster, Hertfordshire, England (01/12/1989-01/14/1989)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1947-1949

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Flos campi
  • Performer: Roger Best (Viola)
  • Conductor: Stephen Darlington
  • Ensemble: Christ Church Cathedral Choir
  • Notes: Leominster Priory, Leominster, Hertfordshire, England (01/12/1989-01/14/1989)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1925

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Te Deum for chorus & organ (or orchestra) in G
  • Conductor: Stephen Darlington
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Notes: Leominster Priory, Leominster, Hertfordshire, England (01/12/1989-01/14/1989)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1928

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : O clap your hands
  • Conductor: Stephen Darlington
  • Ensemble: Christ Church Cathedral Choir
  • Notes: Leominster Priory, Leominster, Hertfordshire, England (01/12/1989-01/14/1989)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Old Hundredth (All people that on earth do dwell) (Genevan Psalter)
  • Conductor: Stephen Darlington
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Notes: Leominster Priory, Leominster, Hertfordshire, England (01/12/1989-01/14/1989)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1953