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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: On Wenlock Edge / Five Mystical Songs (English Song, Vol. 3)


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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: On Wenlock Edge / Five Mystical Songs (English Song, Vol. 3)

Originally released as part of The English Song Series on the Collins Classics label, this recording includes major works by one of the key figures in English vocal music. Although best known today for his larger-scale and symphonic works, Vaughan Williams was throughout his life an enthusiast and collected of English folk music, something that led to a lifelong commitment to writing for voice and piano. The songs here range from the very beginning to the near end of the composer’s career and include the famous Housman settings On Wenlock Edge.

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)

  It was a Lover and his Lass
1.   It was a Lover and his Lass 00:01:53

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  The Lawyer
2.   The Lawyer 00:01:50

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Tennyson, Alfred, lyricist(s)

  The Splendour Falls
3.   The Splendour Falls 00:04:16

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Shove, Fredegond, lyricist(s)

  The Water Mill
4.   The Water Mill 00:03:55

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Vaughan Williams, Ursula, lyricist(s)

5.   Tired 00:02:07

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, lyricist(s)

  Silent Noon
6.   Silent Noon 00:04:32

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  Searching for Lambs
7.   Searching for Lambs 00:02:22

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Whitman, Walt, lyricist(s)

8.   Nocturne 00:03:50
9.   Joy, Shipmate, Joy! 00:01:06

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

  Lord, come away
10.   Lord, come away 00:03:22
  Come Love, come Lord
11.   Come Love, come Lord 00:03:55

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Herbert, George, lyricist(s)

  5 Mystical Songs (version for voice and keyboard)
12.   Easter 00:04:38
13.   I got me flowers 00:02:26
14.   Love bade me welcome 00:05:05
15.   The call 00:02:14
16.   Antiphon 00:03:01

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Housman, A.E., lyricist(s)

  On Wenlock Edge
17.   On Wenlock Edge 00:03:45
18.   From far, from eve and morning 00:01:57
19.   Is my team ploughing 00:04:06
20.   Oh, when I was in love with you 00:00:48
21.   Bredon Hill 00:07:45
22.   Clun 00:04:14

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)

  Dirge for Fidele
23.   Dirge for Fidele 00:03:50

Total Playing Time: 01:16:57

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Herbert, George; Housman, A.E.; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel; Shakespeare, William; Shove, Fredegond; Tennyson, Alfred; Traditional; Vaughan Williams, Ursula; Whitman, Walt

Duke Quartet

Johnson, Graham; Keenlyside, Simon; Rolfe-Johnson, Anthony

Label: Naxos

Series: English Song Series

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557114

Barcode: 0747313211425

Physical Release: 12/2002

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