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A Vaughan Williams Hymnal / Marlow, Trinity College Choir


Release Date: 08/12/1997 
Label:  Conifer   Catalog #: 51249   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Richard Marlow
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Performances and recording are fine, with admirable clarity and a satisfying balance between choir and organ. The arrangement of verses (unison with organ, four-part harmony unaccompanied, women only, men only, and so forth) is sensibly ordered. The interpolation of the three organ preludes on Welsh hymn-tunes is a good idea, and the pieces are well played. In their punctuation of the hymns, I think the choir's style is fussy (do we really want to be shown the comma between "Hail thee" and "festival day" and to be reminded of it every time?) but never mind, it is probably a fault in the right direction. Vaughan Williams's work, of course, is a joy, always revealing a strength both in the tunes he selects for arrangement Read more and in himself. There can, for instance, hardly be a more ordinary looking tune in the book than Down Ampney, nor one that stays and grows in the mind with more affection.

-- Gramophone [1/1997]

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...These tunes should be familiar to Episcopalians above all, but also to Methodists, who share the same heritage in hymns up to a point. But as music they will impress anyone who understands the genre.

-- American Record Guide [11-12/1997]
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Works on This Recording

1. English Hymnal: Ye watchers and ye holy ones by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Vaughan Williams
This arrangement is a part of Vaughan William's hymn setting "English Hymnal." 
2. English Hymnal: Virgin-born, we bow before thee by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906 
Language: English 
3. Fantasia on the Old 104th Psalm by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; England 
Language: English 
4. English Hymnal: no 3, Father hear the prayer we offer by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; England 
Language: English 
5. English Hymnal: no 21, From the eastern mountains by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906 
Language: English 
6. Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes (3) for Organ: no 2, Rhosymedre by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Richard Marlow (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; England 
7. English Hymnal: no 13, It is a thing most wonderful by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Language: English 
8. English Hymnal: Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Language: English 
9. English Hymnal: no 7, Hail thee, festival day by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1905; England 
Language: English 
10. English Hymnal: Bread of the world by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Language: English 
11. English Hymnal: no 9, He who would valiant be by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
12. Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes (3) for Organ: no 1, Bryn Calfaria by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Richard Marlow (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; England 
13. English Hymanl: Faith of our fathers by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Language: English 
14. English Hymnal: no 22, Firmly I believe and truly by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Language: English 
15. English Hymnal: Christ the Lord is risen again by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Language: English 
16. English Hymnal: no 1, Come down, O Love divine by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Language: English 
17. English Hymnal: no 23, I heard the voice of Jesus say by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Language: English 
18. Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes (3) for Organ: no 3, Hyfyrdol by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Richard Marlow (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; England 
19. English Hymnal: no 14, O God of earth and altar by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Language: English 
20. English Hymnal: no 24, God that madest earth and heaven by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Language: English 
21. Saviour, again to Thy dear name by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925 
Language: English 
22. English Hymnal: no 4, For all the saints by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1905; England 
Language: English 
23. English Hymnal: Wherefore, O Father by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Language: English 
24. English Hymnal: All people that on earth do dwell by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Marlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Language: English 

Customer Reviews

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 An Exceptional Collection of Hymns December 28, 2012 By R. Graham (Moorestown, NJ) See All My Reviews "I have owned this album for over five years and bought a copy for a friend for Christmas. Ralph Vaughan Williams (RVW), although an agnostic, spent much of his career writing glorious church music. He wrote original tunes, utilized hymns that had fallen into disuse, and wrote marvelous harmonizations to older melodies. This record is a well-performed collection for all who treasure the hymnody of the Protestant church, but also for those who enjoy what a gifted composer can bring to well-known sacred tunes." Report Abuse
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