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The Solent: Fifty Years Of Music By Ralph Vaughan Williams

Vaughan / Kennedy / Royal Liverpool Pco / Daniel
Release Date: 11/12/2013 
Label:  Albion   Catalog #: 16   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan WilliamsTraditional
Performer:  Nicholas BootimanAndrew KennedyRoland [Baritone Vocal] Wood
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Vaughan Williams was just thirty when he composed The Solent in 1902 and eighty when he completed the Prelude on an Old Carol Tune in 1952. Over this astonishing period, a time of two World Wars and unprecedented social, economic and political change, Vaughan Williams' music remained broadly consistent. The span of music presented here demonstrates two other elements of Vaughan Williams' character. The first is his depth of literary understanding; the second element was his knowledge and love of the English countryside. Vaughan Williams was just thirty when he composed The Solent in 1902 and eighty when he completed the Prelude on an Old Carol Tune in 1952. Over this astonishing period, a time of two World Wars and unprecedented social, economic and political change, Vaughan Williams' music remained broadly consistent. The span of music presented here demonstrates two other elements of Vaughan Williams' character. The first is his depth of literary understanding; the second element was his knowledge and love of the English countryside. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Burnley Heath, impression for orchestra (incomplete) by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1903 
Venue:  The Friary, Liverpool 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2. The Solent, impression for orchestra by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1903 
Venue:  The Friary, Liverpool 
Length: 11 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3. Harnham Down, impression for orchestra by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1904-1907 
Venue:  The Friary, Liverpool 
Length: 6 Minutes 59 Secs. 
4. Hymns (4) for Tenor, Viola and Strings by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Nicholas Bootiman (Viola), Andrew Kennedy ()
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; England 
Venue:  The Friary, Liverpool 
Length: 15 Minutes 14 Secs. 
5. Weyhill Fair Song (The Wearing of the Horns), folk song by Traditional
Performer:  Roland [Baritone Vocal] Wood ()
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Venue:  The Friary, Liverpool 
Length: 0 Minutes 43 Secs. 
6. The Mayor of Casterbridge, incidental music for radio program by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1950 
Venue:  The Friary, Liverpool 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
7. Prelude on an Old Carol Tune by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
Venue:  The Friary, Liverpool 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
8. Songs of travel: no 1, The vagabond by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Roland [Baritone Vocal] Wood ()
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901-1904; England 
Venue:  The Friary, Liverpool 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
9. The Roadside Fire ("I will make you brooches and toys"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Song by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Roland [Baritone Vocal] Wood ()
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1904 
Venue:  The Friary, Liverpool 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
10. Songs of travel: no 8, Bright is the ring of words by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Roland [Baritone Vocal] Wood ()
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901-1904; England 
Venue:  The Friary, Liverpool 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 

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