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Vaughan Williams: Over Hill, Over Dale / Stephen Layton


Release Date: 11/21/1995 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 66777   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Michael GeorgeIan Bostridge
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'The Holst Singers ... sing with a spellbinding sense of atmosphere and crystal-clear textures. Strongly recommended for all admirers of Vaughan Williams and fine choral work' (BBC Music Magazine) 'This new Vaughan Williams collection complements the Holst Singers' critically acclaimed 1993 CD of Holst partsongs (CDA66705) and is equally impressive ... Masterly, but also supremely musical ... The Shakespeare settings are outstanding' (BBC Music Magazine) 'Une réussite artistique exemplaire' (Répertoire, France) 'En todo momento, los cantores de Layton demuenstran un dominio total y lenguaje musical de Vaughan Williams ... Un hermoso disco' (CD Compact, Spain) 'A most worthwhile enterprise, strongly recommended' (Fanfare, USA) 'The Holst Singers ... sing with a spellbinding sense of atmosphere and crystal-clear textures. Strongly recommended for all admirers of Vaughan Williams and fine choral work' (BBC Music Magazine) 'This new Vaughan Williams collection complements the Holst Singers' critically acclaimed 1993 CD of Holst partsongs (CDA66705) and is equally impressive ... Masterly, but also supremely musical ... The Shakespeare settings are outstanding' (BBC Music Magazine) 'Une réussite artistique exemplaire' (Répertoire, France) 'En todo momento, los cantores de Layton demuenstran un dominio total y lenguaje musical de Vaughan Williams ... Un hermoso disco' (CD Compact, Spain) 'A most worthwhile enterprise, strongly recommended' (Fanfare, USA) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Loch Lomond by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Michael George (Bass)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Shakespeare Songs (3) for Chorus: no 1, Full fathom five by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Shakespeare Songs (3) for Chorus: no 2, Cloud-capp'd towers by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Shakespeare Songs (3) for Chorus: no 3, Over hill, over dale by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 0 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Alister McAlpines lament by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Folksongs of the Four Seasons: An acre of land by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
The Seeds of Love by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Michael George (Bass)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Ca' the Yowes by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; Scotland 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 6 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
English Folksongs (5): no 1, The Dark-eyed Sailor by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
English Folksongs (5): no 2, The Springtime of the Year by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
English Folksongs (5): no 3, Just as the Tide was Flowing by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
English Folksongs (5): no 4, The Lover's Ghost by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
English Folksongs (5): no 5, Wassail Song by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
The Winter is Gone by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Mannin Veen by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
Bushes and Briars by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
Down Among the Dead Men by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
Elizabethan Songs (3): no 1, Sweet Day by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1891-96; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Elizabethan Songs (3): no 2, The Willow Song by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1891-96; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
20.
Elizabethan Songs (3): no 3, O Mistress mine by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1891-96; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
21.
Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
22.
Rest by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
23.
Heart's music by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
24.
Come away, death by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
25.
The Turtle Dove by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Michael George (Bass)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1924; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 

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