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Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony, Hodie / Hickox


Release Date: 10/06/2009 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 68934   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Margaret MarshallStephen RobertsDame Janet BakerRichard Lewis
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony ChorusPhilharmonia OrchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony" by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Margaret Marshall (Soprano), Stephen Roberts (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1909; England 
2. Hodie by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Lewis (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Bach Choir,  Westminster Abbey Choristers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; England 

Sound Samples

A Sea Symphony, I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships (Moderato maestoso): Behold the sea itself (chorus)
A Sea Symphony, I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships (Moderato maestoso): Today a rude brief recitative (baritone & chorus)
A Sea Symphony, I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships (Moderato maestoso): Flaunt out, O sea, your separate flags of nations (soprano & chorus)
A Sea Symphony, I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships (Moderato maestoso): Token of all brave captains (chorus)
A Sea Symphony, I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships (Moderato maestoso): A pennant universal (baritone, soprano & chorus)
A Sea Symphony, II. On the Beach at Night, Alone (Largo sostenuto): On the beach, at night, alone (baritone & semi-chorus)
A Sea Symphony, II. On the Beach at Night, Alone (Largo sostenuto): A vast similitude interlocks all (baritone & chorus)
A Sea Symphony: III. Scherzo: The Waves (Allegro brillante)
A Sea Symphony, IV. The Explorers (Grave e molto adagio - Andante cono moto): O vast Rondure, swimming in Space (chorus)
A Sea Symphony, IV. The Explorers (Grave e molto adagio - Andante cono moto): Down from the gardens of Asia descending (chorus)
A Sea Symphony, IV. The Explorers (Grave e molto adagio - Andante cono moto): O we can wait no longer (baritone & soprano)
A Sea Symphony, IV. The Explorers (Grave e molto adagio - Andante cono moto): O thou transcendent (soprano, baritone & chorus)
A Sea Symphony, IV. The Explorers (Grave e molto adagio - Andante cono moto): Greater than stars or suns (chorus, soprano & baritone)
A Sea Symphony, IV. The Explorers (Grave e molto adagio - Andante cono moto): Sail forth (chorus, soprano & baritone)
A Sea Symphony, IV. The Explorers (Grave e molto adagio - Andante cono moto): O my brave Soul (soprano, baritone & chorus)
Fantasia on Christmas Carols: This is the truth sent from above
Fantasia on Christmas Carols: Come all you worthy gentlemen
Fantasia on Christmas Carols: On Christmas night all Christians sing
Fantasia on Christmas Carols: God bless the ruler of this house
Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: I. Prologue: Nowell! Nowell!
Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: II. Narration: Now the birth of Jesus Christ -
Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: III. Song: It was the winter wild
Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: IV. Narration: And it came to pass in those days
Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: V. Choral: The blessed son of God
Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: VI. Narration: And there were in the same country
Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: VII. Song: The Oxen (Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock)
Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: VIII. Narration: And the shepherds returned
Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: IX. Pastoral: The shepherds sing
Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: X. Narration: But Mary kept all these things
Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: XI. Lullaby: Sweet was the song the Virgin sang
Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: XII. Hymn: Bright portals of the sky
Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: XIII. Narration: Now when Jesus was born
Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: XIV. The March of the Three Kings: From kingdoms of wisdom -
Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: XV. Choral: No sad thought his soul affright
Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: XVI. Epilogue: In the beginning was the Word

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