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A Portrait of Vaughan Williams

NI1754
£19.99

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"A Portait of Vaughan Williams provides a wonderful opportunity of hearing some splendid artists performing a wide range of my husband's music." Ursula Vaughan Williams

A Portrait of Vaughan Williams

Tracks

CD1

English String Orchestra William Boughton, conductor

Overture: The Wasps

The Lark Ascending, Michael Bochmann, violin

Fantasia on Greensleeves

Oboe Concerto, Maurice Bourgue, oboe

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus

 

CD2

Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford Stephen Darlington, director

Mass in G minor

Sacred & Secular Songs: Valiant-for-Truth (John Bunyan); The Blessed Son of God (Miles Coverdale, after Martin Luther); No Sad Thought His Soul Affright (Verse 1-Anon. Verse 2-Ursula Vaughan Williams); Lord, Thou has been our Refuge (Psalm xc); O Taste and See (Psalm xxxiv,8)

Three Shakespeare Songs : Full Fathom Five; The Cloud-Capp'd Towers; Over Hill, Over Dale

 

CD3

Medici String Quartet with Simon Rowland-Jones

Phantasy Quintet

String Quartet No. 1 in G minor

String Quartet No. 2 in A minor for Jean on her birthday

 

CD4

English Symphony Orchestra

Stephen Darlington, conductor

An Oxford Elegy, Jack May, narrator

Flos Campi, Roger Best, viola

Te Deum

O, Clap your Hands

The Old Hundreth Psalm Tune

 

Reviews

"This super-budget Nimbus box set offers a wonderfully illuminating cross-section of Vaughan Willams's music, showing its consistent inspiration, and both its diversity and it linkages...the orchestral and concertante music most sympathetically played under Willaim Boughton and presented amply and atmospherically, and with a rich amplitude of string sound. The chamber music shows a more intimate side of the composer: the special atmosphere of these works, with moments of haunting delicacy, is warmly and idiomatically caught. With Roger Best a fine viola soloist, Flos Campi is particulalry successful, as are the Te Deum and the shorter unaccompanied choral songs. All in all this is a cornucopia of music joys, worth getting, even if you already have recordings of the better-known orchestral pieces." The Penguin Guide