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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, R.: 49th Parallel: Prelude / Coastal Command Suite / The Story of a Flemish Farm Suite (RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Penny)

    

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MAESTRO’S MUSINGS – Jeremy Siepmann talks to the British conductor Andrew Penny

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, R.: 49th Parallel: Prelude / Coastal Command Suite / The Story of a Flemish Farm Suite (RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Penny)

Ralph Vaughan Williams composed in a wide variety of genres, and film music became a significant part of his output in the latter decades of a long and distinguished career. He viewed film scores as more than just ephemera, seeking to “intensify the spirit of the whole” in wartime productions such as the defiantly ant-Nazi 49th Parallel and Coastal Command, in which the graceful romance of sea-planes sends the spirits soaring. The haunting and evocative atmosphere of The Flemish Farm contrasts with Three Portraits that evoke the first Elizabethan age and announce the springtime of the second.


Vaughan Williams, Ralph

  49th Parallel Suite: I. Prelude
1.   49th Parallel Suite: I. Prelude 00:02:15
  The Story of a Flemish Farm Suite
2.   I. The Flag Flutters in the Wind 00:02:45
3.   II. Night by the Sea - Farewell to the Flag 00:02:18
4.   III. Dawn in the Old Barn - The Parting of the Lovers 00:05:35
5.   IV. In a Belgian Café 00:03:01
6.   V. The Major Goes to Face his Fate 00:03:12
7.   VI. The Dead Man's Kit 00:04:35
8.   VII. The Wanderings of the Flag 00:04:43
  Coastal Command Suite
9.   I. Prelude 00:01:41
10.   II. The Hebrides 00:01:41
11.   III. U - Boat Alert 00:03:07
12.   IV. Taking off At Night 00:01:35
13.   V. The Hudsons take off from Iceland 00:02:13
14.   VI. Dawn Patrol, "Quiet Determination" 00:04:03
15.   VII. Battle of the Beauforts 00:03:47
16.   VIII. Finale 00:04:12
  3 Portraits from England of Elizabeth
17.   No. 1. Explorer 00:04:20
18.   No. 2. Poet 00:06:46
19.   No. 3. Queen 00:05:17

Total Playing Time: 01:07:06






Composer(s):
Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Conductor(s):
Penny, Andrew

Orchestra(s):
RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Series: Film Music Classics

Genre: Film and TV Music; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573658

Barcode: 747313365876

Physical Release: 08/2016

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