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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, R.: Dona Nobis Pacem / Sancta Civitas (Pier, Brook, Staples, Bach Choir, Winchester Cathedral Choristers,Bournemouth Symphony, Hill)

    







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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, R.: Dona Nobis Pacem / Sancta Civitas (Pier, Brook, Staples, Bach Choir, Winchester Cathedral Choristers,Bournemouth Symphony, Hill)

Although Vaughan Williams described himself as ‘a cheerful agnostic’, he was not only steeped in the traditions of the Anglican Church, but sensitive to the mystical significance ‘of what lies beyond sense and knowledge’. Written in 1936, his cantata Dona nobis pacem sets powerful Biblical texts alongside those by Walt Whitman and John Bright and is both a warning that mankind was sliding disastrously towards another war and a plea for a world without strife. The oratorio Sancta Civitas, one of his most original choral works, strikingly deploys vocal and orchestral forces to depict the battle between good and evil from the Book of Revelation.


Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Bible / Bright, John / Mass Text / Whitman, Walt, lyricist(s)

  Dona Nobis Pacem
1.   Agnus Dei 00:03:29
2.   Beat! Beat! Drums! 00:03:31
3.   Reconciliation 00:05:21
4.   Dirge for 2 Veterans 00:10:07
5.   The Angel of Death has been abroad 00:03:29
6.   O Man Greatly Beloved 00:07:32

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Sancta civitas
7.   I was in the Spirit 00:05:32
8.   And I saw Heaven opened 00:02:13
9.   And I saw an Angel standing in the Sun 00:01:13
10.   Babylon the great is fallen 00:04:41
11.   Rejoice over her O Heavens 00:03:05
12.   And I saw a new Heaven 00:04:33
13.   Therefore are they before the throne of God 00:00:55
14.   And I saw a pure river 00:02:23
15.   Holy, Holy, Holy 00:00:53
16.   Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory 00:05:42

Total Playing Time: 01:04:39






Composer(s):
Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Lyricist(s):
Bible; Bible - New Testament; Bright, John; Mass Text; Whitman, Walt

Conductor(s):
Hill, David

Orchestra(s):
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Choir(s):
Bach Choir; Winchester Cathedral Choristers; Winchester College Quiristers

Artist(s):
Brook, Matthew; Pier, Christina; Staples, Andrew

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572424

Barcode: 747313242474

Physical Release: 04/2010

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