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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
Traditional / Bright, John / Whitman, Walt, lyricist(s)

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

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

  Sancta civitas
7.   Play with flash player I was in the Spirit 00:05:32
8.   Play with flash player And I saw Heaven opened 00:02:13
9.   Play with flash player And I saw an Angel standing in the Sun 00:01:13
10.   Play with flash player Babylon the great is fallen 00:04:41
11.   Play with flash player Rejoice over her O Heavens 00:03:05
12.   Play with flash player And I saw a new Heaven 00:04:33
13.   Play with flash player Therefore are they before the throne of God 00:00:55
14.   Play with flash player And I saw a pure river 00:02:23
15.   Play with flash player Holy, Holy, Holy 00:00:53
16.   Play with flash player 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 - New Testament; Bright, John; Traditional; Whitman, Walt

Conductor(s):
Hill, David

Orchestra(s):
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Choir(s):
Bach Choir, The; 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

Release Date: 04/2010

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