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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.   Play with flash player The Vagabond 00:03:24
2.   Play with flash player Let Beauty awake 00:01:57
3.   Play with flash player The Roadside Fire 00:02:17
4.   Play with flash player Youth and Love 00:03:34
5.   Play with flash player In Dreams 00:02:18
6.   Play with flash player The Infinite Shining Heavens 00:02:15
7.   Play with flash player Whither must I wander 00:04:14
8.   Play with flash player Bright is the ring of words 00:02:10
9.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Love - sight 00:04:29
11.   Play with flash player Silent Noon 00:04:09
12.   Play with flash player Love’s Minstrels 00:05:21
13.   Play with flash player Heart’s Haven 00:03:46
14.   Play with flash player Death in Love 00:04:28
15.   Play with flash player Love’s Last Gift 00:04:15

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

  Linden Lea
16.   Play with flash player Linden Lea 00:02:44

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

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

Total Playing Time: 01:07:08






Composer(s):
Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Lyricist(s):
Barnes, William; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel; Shove, Fredegond; Stevenson, Robert Louis

Artist(s):
Burnside, Iain; Williams, Roderick

Label: Naxos

Series: English Song Series

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557643

Barcode: 0747313264322

Release Date: 10/2005

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