A Portrait of Vaughan Williams

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/1999
  • Label: Nimbus Records
  • UPC: 710357175428
  • Catalog Number: 1754
  • Sales rank: 130,834

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite, for orchestra (from the incidental music): Overture - Ralph Vaughan Williams & William Boughton (8:45)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byWilliam Boughton
    Performed byWilliam Boughton, English String Orchestra
  2. 2 The Lark Ascending, romance for violin & orchestra - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Michael Bochmann (13:54)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byWilliam Boughton
    Performed byWilliam Boughton, English String Orchestra
  3. 3 Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute, & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera Sir John In Love) - Ralph Vaughan Williams & William Boughton (4:18)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byWilliam Boughton
    Performed byWilliam Boughton, English String Orchestra
  4. 4–6 Oboe Concerto in A minor - Ralph Vaughan Williams & William Boughton (16:51)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byWilliam Boughton
    Performed byWilliam Boughton, English String Orchestra
    1. 4 Rondo pastorale (Allegro moderato)
    2. 5 Minuet and Musette (Allegro moderato)
    3. 6 Finale (Scherzo) (Presto - Lento - Presto)
  5. 7 Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras - Ralph Vaughan Williams & William Boughton (15:24)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byWilliam Boughton
    Performed byWilliam Boughton, English String Orchestra
  6. 8 Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus' for string orchestra & harp (or harps) - Ralph Vaughan Williams & William Boughton (10:53)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byWilliam Boughton
    Performed byWilliam Boughton, English String Orchestra
Disc 2
  1. 1 Mass for soloists & chorus in G minor - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford (25:40)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Performed byChrist Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Peter Gritton, Ian Barratt, Timothy Mirfin, David Le Monnier, Paul Martin
  2. 2 Valiant for Truth, motet for chorus (with piano or organ ad lib) - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford (5:49)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Performed byChrist Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Peter Gritton, Ian Barratt, Timothy Mirfin, David Le Monnier, Paul Martin
  3. 3 The Blessed Son of God, for chorus (arranged from Hodie, Christmas cantata) - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford (2:37)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Performed byChrist Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Peter Gritton, Ian Barratt, Timothy Mirfin, David Le Monnier, Paul Martin
  4. 4 Hodie (This Day), Christmas cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford (2:26)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Performed byChrist Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Peter Gritton, Ian Barratt, Timothy Mirfin, David Le Monnier, Paul Martin
  5. 5 Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge, motet for soloists, semi-chorus, & orchestra (or organ) (Psalm 90) - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford (8:01)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Performed byChrist Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Peter Gritton, Ian Barratt, Timothy Mirfin, David Le Monnier, Paul Martin
  6. 6 O Taste and See, motet for chorus & organ (Psalm 34) - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford (1:40)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Performed byChrist Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Peter Gritton, Ian Barratt, Timothy Mirfin, David Le Monnier, Paul Martin
  7. 11–13 Shakespeare Songs (3) for chorus - William Shakespeare & Ralph Vaughan Williams (6:15)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Performed byChrist Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Peter Gritton, Ian Barratt, Timothy Mirfin, David Le Monnier, Paul Martin
    1. 11Full Fathom Five
    2. 12The Cloud-Capp'd Tower
    3. 13Over Hill, Over Dale
Disc 3
  1. 1–4 Phantasy Quintet for 2 violins, 2 violas, & cello - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Simon Rowland-Jones (15:22)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    1. 1Prelude: Lento ma non troppo
    2. 2Scherzo: Prestissimo
    3. 3Alla Sarabanda: Lento
    4. 4Burlesca: Allegro moderato
  2. 5–8 String Quartet No. 1 in G minor - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Simon Rowland-Jones (29:23)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    1. 5I. Allegro moderato
    2. 6II. Minuet and Trio (Tempo di minuetto)
    3. 7III. Romance (Andante sostenuto)
    4. 8IV. Finale: Rondo capriccioso (Allegro molto - Pochettino più mosso)
  3. 9–12 String Quartet No. 2 in A minor ("For Jean on Her Birthday") - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Simon Rowland-Jones (20:25)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    1. 9Prelude: Allegro appassionato
    2. 10Romance: Largo
    3. 11Scherzo: Allegro
    4. 12Epilogue: Andante sostenuto
Disc 4
  1. 1 An Oxford Elegy for narrator, small chorus, & small orchestra - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Michael Bochmann (20:34)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byStephen Darlington
    Performed byMichael Bochmann, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Stephen Darlington, English String Orchestra
  2. 2 Flos Campi, suite for viola, small chorus, & small orchestra - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Roger Best (18:15)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byStephen Darlington
    Performed byMichael Bochmann, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Stephen Darlington, English String Orchestra
  3. 3 Te Deum for chorus & organ (or orchestra) in G - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Michael Bochmann (6:59)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byStephen Darlington
    Performed byMichael Bochmann, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Stephen Darlington, English String Orchestra
  4. 4 O Clap Your Hands, motet for chorus, brass, & organ (Psalm 47) - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Michael Bochmann (2:47)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byStephen Darlington
    Performed byMichael Bochmann, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Stephen Darlington, English String Orchestra
  5. 5 The Old 100th Psalm ("All people that on earth do dwell"), for chorus, unison chorus, orchestra & organ - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Michael Bochmann (3:47)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byStephen Darlington
    Performed byMichael Bochmann, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Stephen Darlington, English String Orchestra
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