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Kissing Her Hair: Twenty Early Songs Of Ralph Vaughan Williams

Vaughan Williams / Fox / Staples / Burnside
Release Date: 06/08/2010 
Label:  Albion   Catalog #: 2   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Iain BurnsideRoderick WilliamsAndrew StaplesSarah [Soprano Vocal] Fox
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is the second disc from Albion Records which is part of the Vaughan Williams Society. Albion Records Ltd, a not-for-profit record label, is dedicated to recording rare 20th century English classical music, concentrating on Ralph Vaughan Williams. The label is a subsidiary of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society and each of the CDs will contain world première recordings. The disc again boasts the talents of Iain Burnside, Roderick Williams, Sarah Fox and Andrew Staples. This second disc Kissing Her Hair, is a collection of early Vaughan Williams songs. One, Rondel, from which the title is gained, is unpublished and unrecorded; it is serenely beautiful and is as it was written when the composer was only 22. It will change Read more perceptions of the quality of music Vaughan Williams was composing at this early age. This CD was released to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the composer. The picture on the cover is that of Ralph Vaughan William's first wife Adeline ...This second volume of Vaughan Williams Songs from the VW Society fully matches the artistic and technical excellence of its predecessor The Sky Shall Be Our Roof ...an hour's worth of unbridled pleasure... Gramophone - Andrew Achenbach Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
To Daffodils by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Iain Burnside (Piano), Roderick Williams ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
2.
Rondel "Kissing her hair I sat against her feet" by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Roderick Williams (), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1895-1896  
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3.
How can the tree but wither? by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Roderick Williams (), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896; England 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
4.
Claribell by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Andrew Staples (), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1896; England 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
5.
Linden Lea by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Roderick Williams (), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; England 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
6.
Blackmwore by the Stour by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Roderick Williams (), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
7.
Boy Johnny by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Roderick Williams (), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1902 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
8.
If I were a queen by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Sarah [Soprano Vocal] Fox (), Iain Burnside (Piano), Andrew Staples ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1902; England 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
9.
Tears, Idle Tears by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Roderick Williams (), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
10.
Orpheus with his lute by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Iain Burnside (Piano), Sarah [Soprano Vocal] Fox ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1901; England 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
11.
When I am dead, my dearest by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Sarah [Soprano Vocal] Fox (), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1903 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
12.
The Winter's Willow by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Roderick Williams (), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1903 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
13.
Chanson de quête by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Iain Burnside (Piano), Roderick Williams ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1904 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
14.
La ballade de Jésus Christ by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Iain Burnside (Piano), Roderick Williams ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1904 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
15.
The Splendour Falls by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Iain Burnside (Piano), Roderick Williams ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1896; England 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
16.
Dreamland by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Sarah [Soprano Vocal] Fox (), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1898; England 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
17.
The sky above the roof by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Iain Burnside (Piano), Roderick Williams ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; England 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
18.
Poems (3) by Walt Whitman by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Roderick Williams (), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1925; England 
Date of Recording: 03/2007/05/2007 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK / He 
Length: 8 Minutes 1 Secs. 

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