Classical Music Home

The World's Leading Classical Music Group

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search
Classical Music Home > VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Songs of Travel / The House of Life (English Song, Vol. 14)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Songs of Travel / The House of Life (English Song, Vol. 14)


Back Cover Image 
About this Recording

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Songs of Travel / The House of Life (English Song, Vol. 14)

Although Vaughan Williams is best known as a symphonist and for large-scale choral works, the essence of his music can also be found in his songs, which demonstrate a peerless sensitivity to the beauty of the English language. Songs of Travel, composed in 1904 at a time when the composer’s personal voice was emerging, have been described as a “kind of English Winterreise”. Together with The House of Life, settings of six sonnets by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, they are the first to mark a significant advance from the Edwardian parlour song towards true English art song. Volume 3 of the Naxos English Song Series (8.557114) features Vaughan Williams’ famous Housman settings On Wenlock Edge.

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Stevenson, Robert Louis, lyricist(s)

  Songs of Travel
1.   The Vagabond 00:03:24
2.   Let Beauty awake 00:01:57
3.   The Roadside Fire 00:02:17
4.   Youth and Love 00:03:34
5.   In Dreams 00:02:18
6.   The Infinite Shining Heavens 00:02:15
7.   Whither must I wander 00:04:14
8.   Bright is the ring of words 00:02:10
9.   I have trod the upward and the downward slope 00:01:54

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

  The House of Life
10.   Love - sight 00:04:29
11.   Silent Noon 00:04:09
12.   Love’s Minstrels 00:05:21
13.   Heart’s Haven 00:03:46
14.   Death in Love 00:04:28
15.   Love’s Last Gift 00:04:15

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

  Linden Lea
16.   Linden Lea 00:02:44

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

  4 Poems by Fredegond Shove
17.   Motion and Stillness 00:02:01
18.   Four Nights 00:03:33
19.   The New Ghost 00:05:15
20.   The Water Mill 00:03:04

Total Playing Time: 01:07:08

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Barnes, William; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel; Shove, Fredegond; Stevenson, Robert Louis

Burnside, Iain; Williams, Roderick

Label: Naxos

Series: English Song Series

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557643

Barcode: 0747313264322

Physical Release: 10/2005

For Germany and Europe:
Buy from
For U.K. only:
Buy from Townsend Records
For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from
For Germany only:
Buy from
For U.S. and Canada:
Naxos Direct
For Worldwide:
Buy from Presto Classical
For France:
Abeille Musique
Buy from J&R
For U.S.:
Barnes & Nobles
For U.K. Only:
Buy from
For Sweden:
Buy from Ginza
For Worldwide:
Buy from Itunes
For Sweden:
Buy from Naxos Sweden
For Germany:
Buy from


 Tell a Friend |  Bookmark this page Digg It |  Bookmark this page |  Add to Facebook Facebook |  FURL FURL |  Add to MySpace MySpace |  Stumbleupon StumbleUpon |  Twitter Twitter

Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
3:49:38 AM, 3 June 2015
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2015 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.