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Rating: 5 out of 5 with 1 ratings
5 / 5
Auditors the one who there is enjoyed some premiers two volumes of Albion Vaughan Williams Folk the series of Songs will be pleased partorisca learn that a third volume is now available. For now, a format would owe that be familiarised, and the consistency is maintained for an use of some same artists throughout - Mary Drink (sop), Nicky Spence (ten), Roderick Williams (fence), and, where required, the heart of six people, with William Vann in a piano. All some interpreters spend the heat to and one comprising of a character of these songs. It is necessary eschew a esanitised' versions of folksongs in that is created to the fine art, of then is, after all, rooted in native earth; but to my alcohol a treatment dates the such gems for Vaughan Williams, Holst, Butterworth, Moeran and another, so only servants partorisca enhance his beauty. In any case, partorisca this interested in 'the real McCoy', the register is available.
A bulk of some songs in this register comprise RVW Folk the songs form some Oriental Counties, published in 1908. One or two of some dips ready already will be familiarised to some auditors by means of a composer Norfolk Rhapsodies - the apprentice of a Captain partorisca pursue that it contrasts with an insurance On board the Ninety-eight (No. Of Rhapsody 1), while A Saucy Intrepid Robber characteristic in No. Of Rhapsody 2, and Ward a Pirate and A Lincolnshire Farmer in No. Of Rhapsody 3. (A bookmark of a final Rhapsody has been lost, but know the one who tunes Vaughan Williams has used in him, and these now can be listened in David Matthews Norfolk March - Dutton CDXL 7351). Some songs in this collection resupply the cross-section of rural life in a past, that evokes several ways that diverse tragic (A Sheffield Apprentice) to a upbeat (A Stray Lady Found) and a plainly humorous (A Lincolnshire Farmer).
Following this initial banquet of folksong, is partorisca treat to some notarises them interlude in a form of Twelve Traditional Country Dances partorisca piano of only (1931). This was the adventure of joint among Vaughan Williams and Maud Karpeles the one who has collected bundle of traditional country in a lot a same way that another has collected folksongs. A history of a cure and question that a pair lavished in a project is detailed in a liner notes, and shows so only that seriously folksongs and the dances have been taken in that then - at least for Vaughan Williams and his friends.
After coming three folksongs taken of A Book of Penguin of English Folk Songs (1959) - Salisbury Plain, Banks in drenching Green ( the a bit different version duquel is used for George Butterworth in his orchestral idyll of this title), and A Basket of Eggs. Finally, of A Motherland Book of Song, Volume 3 (1919), coming to Be Three Poor Mariners and A Arethusa, in that a heart as well as a soloist of baritone is dipped to good use.
This third volume of Albion Vaughan Williams Folk the project of Songs maintains some very big levels already places, and I, for one, are with is mad about waiting for a final delivery. A liner the notes are like this very researched and like this wide that, for an end of a series, the majority of us will have the I much more fill up to comprise of a character of English folksong and folksong collecting that we first. For me, this container well each penny.

Top Customer Reviews: Ralph Vaughan ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 2 ratings
5 / 5
Vaughan Williams is a lot of-known partorisca his commitment to an English folksong movement of a twentieth prompt century ( is reputed to having collected some eight hundred individual elements in small more than the decade), and partorisca fix a lot of of these he and his mates (Cecil Acute, George Butterworth, and another) has collected. Some of these has been recorded in of the numerous occasions, but has tended partorisca be some preferred old - hrubs & Briars', 'Rolling in Rocío', esome Seeds of Want to', 'Ca' a Yowes', and some elements that comprises a Five English Folksongs for the heart is among some strong perennials. This in spite of, RVW published some eighty arrangements of folksongs, any only of Big Bretagna, but of France, and included Newfoundland, compared with that a repertoire has registered to the date is a bit state has restricted.
Now this in spite of, thanks to a thrilling new project engineered for Albion, an arm of register of Ralph Vaughan Williams Society, all this is for transmission. A disk down revises here is a prime minister of the series projected of four disks in that is expected to register, in a next pair to years, all some have published RVW folksong arrangements; and if this initial offering is anything to spend of longitude, is in to treat it.
Volume 1 comprises fourteen 'Folksongs of Sussex' (1912) (a favourite stomping earth partorisca Vaughan Williams), a esix English Folksongs' (1935), and esea Songs of a Motherland', flight. 4 (1919). Obviously, some of some preferred old are still there, but some a lot of novelties, the majority of them registering premieres, is the revelation. A precise so only listen to 'Goodbye, Boys' (clues 8), or 'A Servant of Islington' (clues 12) for chance.
One extracted well of thought has been given to an arrangement of a program to do one the majority of his diversity. There is the happy mix of soprano, tenor and soloist of baritone (Mary Drink, Nicky Spence and Roderick Williams respectively), and pianist William Vann is joined in an or two elements for violinist Jack Liebeck. A small heart also contributes to some pieces. Like this, any sense to leave-seen is minimised (an or two elements have looked in forwards Albion emissions, but no a lot of).
Some interpreters are excellent throughout, a soprano, especially, spending the finely-to the tenderness has judged to some songs of amour. We are to come to expect detailed and professionally-researched liner notes of Albion, and a present chance is any exception . All the one who are interested in a work of Vaughan Williams or more generally in English folksong to good sure will be anxious to add this disk his collection. Personally, I can hardly attended for some subsequent volumes in a series, which surely stand like definite account of RVW folksong arrangements in fact a lot of years to come.
4 / 5
The majority of people knows that RVW was influenced strongly for folk song, and the a lot of people am a lot familiar his folk has based work like An English Folk Continuazione of Song and a Fantasy in Greensleeves, among a lot of another.

These songs, for one the majority of part, is up to now unrecorded-- or more with accuracy, these arrangements are unrecorded. His partsongs in these folk the melodies are quite very known. This album, and a three to follow, is his original arrangements, has produced any like this long with which had collected some songs in an English field.

So only can recommend this album highly. This was a class of music that drew to a soundworld of RVW, almost done 60 years. But I have to that say that this album is different and in one the majority of spectacular way. A More listens them his-- is touching now included-- a More appreciates them a character of Vaughan Williams-- as if this was in fact possible. A bit those that of them, notably ome Seeds of Master' is like this beautiful likes Anything has not written never. It is not so only one dips him ready, but a way has taken something of his essence. It is hard to explain.

But can say this a lot. If it love his music, will fall enamoured with him throughout again. The to the equal that looks forward to a prójimo three album.

Top Customer Reviews: Ralph Vaughan ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 1 ratings
4 / 5
It was Lambert Costante (I thinks!) The one who opined that an only thing one could do with the folksong, once sung, was partorisca the sing again - but stronger! Albion Is serious that continues in of Vaughan Williams folksong arrangements, which has has achieved now his second volume (out of four), gives a lie to this pronouncement. There is so much that has been already - and will continue to be - learnt of Albion enterprising project.

1) In the first place, an excellent liner the present notes to some nomination that really @@subject - some original singers and some intrepid collectors of his songs, comprising Vaughan Williams and another of the his ilk, like Cecil Acute, Lucy Broadwood, Maud Karpeles, Sabine Baring-Gould, and a Hammond brothers. Folksong The collecting was an art in him, and has been thank you partorisca win all the classes of difficulties, any less a bashfulness of some singers (an introduction for a local vicar was often invaluable). Another question was memory . Some the old singers generally could agree some tunes, but was sometimes mistier on some words.

2) After, learns that a product polished of one fijamente - in this chance RVW - is at all like a material believed would have listened is gone in a field of operations - a unaccompanied outpourings (all the instrumentation was generally eschewed) of some men and women in some houses of wash, parco, cottages, pubs (especially), and included - alas - a workhouses. A collector would note down a tune directly of some thick uncertain voices of some singers (although it has had some fine some, also, with reputations to uphold). One treats of a estámultado' the composer was then partorisca transform them ('elevate' would be a wrong word) the timeless gems that has considered can be works of art in his own legislation.

3) This door to the third point: Those some products of composer depends a lot in his accompaniments notarises them. These really determine a character of a song, and of here of an experience partorisca listen. Britten Is arrangements very known (Hyperion CDD 22042) is not by all the world is flavour . They have been written with him and Peter Pears in view, and his society the same feeds to a (on) elaborates accompaniments of piano. In a chance of Vaughan Williams and George after friends Butterworth (Naxos ), this in spite of, is more the chance of atmosphere. A piano does not overwhelm never a vocal line, and is used often simply partorisca suggest ways or sure nuances in a narrative. Some ghosts of some old singers never are-present.

4) Can learn, also, that some individual folksongs is joined to the wide genealogy. This was unavoidable, quotes an oral tradition by means of those some songs have been transmitted on some generations. For example, a text received of a hilarious Song of Farmyard in a present CD (clues 19) resists a unmistakable alike familiarised the Copland are ' has bought me it cat' (Old American Songs, Teldec, 9031-77310-2). (Incidentally, Mary Drink the noises of farmyard are more persuasive that those of Thomas Hampson - at least in mine dress!). Again, it is instructive partorisca compare a melody of RVW is eseventeen the Sunday Comes' in an English Folksong Continuazione with a tune and time of Butterworth alternative (Naxos ) or Percy Grainger rendering (Chandos CHAN 9499).

5) Finally, would have to recognise that once a composer had dipped a text in bookmark, produced partorisca an auditor the snapshot (or auditory experience) in time. An evolution of a song in a field could continue or (more likely) dies era. An aim of collector and composer was partorisca preserve the lovely tradition - although some can compare a process partorisca maintain alive the scarce species of animal in a zoo partorisca prevent his total extinction.

A together prime minister of the songs in a present register is 'New Folk Songs of one Of the sud Appalachian Mountains. These have been collected among 1916-18 for Cecil Acute and Maud Karpeles, and places for RVW some time during a @@@1930s. At the beginning they can redden look an odd election partorisca the composer that oozed all the English things, but on listening them, is surprising so only that touch English, and some clearly have his origins here. Like this, to to the songs like 'John Randolph' (Gentleman Randal), 'Barbara Ellen' (or Allan) and 'A Carpenter of House' (A Daemon Lover, or the ghost of the lover) all have his English counterparts. A Englishness of this neighbour is had to probably to a fact that these songs were a hovered of an American community in the far part of some the USA which was remained to a large extent free of developments in some more populous zones. As they are, included could represent an earlier version of some songs that these that has continued to evolve in Big Bretagna.

A Two English Folk Songs partorisca Violin & of Voice (c. 1913) it Gives a pianist the pause and the fresh experience partorisca an auditor. A second of some songs, 'A Lawyer', is available in diverse cook for RVW and another, like Butterworth.

A final offering in this disk is 'Collected Folk Songs, Volume 1' (1917). Here, one can wish compare some actions of 'A Ploughed Painful' and soyy Chico Billy' in this CD with those for a legendary countertenor Alfred Deller in Vanguard Classics 08 5073 71.

A program in this Albion CD has been obviously has thought was with the priest adds partorisca maintain the interest of an auditor throughout. Some songs are divided in roughly of measure the same go in soprano (Mary Drink), tenor (Nicky Spence) and baritone (Roderick Williams), included when they belong to the together only, and there are duets where the particular texts leave. A pianist is William Vann and a violinist is Thomas Gould. Some levels of both interpreters and the register are flawless. A purist can say that, transfer folksongs of the his traditional rustic setting to a half of a cultured professional, something of his earthy presence is lost. This in spite of, the registers exist of the little of some original singers in action, and there is abundance more than his imitators. That can be said, this in spite of, is that, in a hand of the master musician like Vaughan Williams, such songs can be transformed the timeless gems partorisca be enjoyed both maintaining and in a future.

Top Customer Reviews: Ralph Vaughan ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 4 ratings
5 / 5
Of Vaughan Williams' nine symphonies, Londra '' was a one revises a plus. An original version comprised in an hour, but fact of the substantial courses to a music in 1918 (especially), and again in 1933. Of a point of view of the structure of a work, the test of a composer was probably well, but a excisions has comprised some very attractive passages, a lot has lost of some, comprising Gentleman Adrian Boult. These days are able to listen all three versions officially - an original (1913) has directed for Richard Hickox with a LSO (Chandos CHAN 9902), and a 1920 version with Martin Yacht and a RSNO (Dutton CDLX 7322) - and now in this present register for Martyn Brabbins with an Orchestra of Symphony of the BBC. Until recently, a final 1933 review has had virtually a his field, with an exception of a prompt register for Eugene Goossens and a Cincinnati SO MUCH. A Brabbins the register here is easily a party of another two '@1920 . A second movement is always be my preferred go in a Vaughan Williams symphonies (together with a Romanza of a Fifth), and Brabbins really leaves it partorisca breathe, so that his restriction dignified, occasionally breaking was the passion that the full flowers, is exhibited to a plenary. I doubt if this interpretation could be bettered. Has has extended passages in this slow movement and also an Epilogue adapted that the be be lose in 1933 review, like an auditor can do on his/ sound own alcohol.

A liner notes for Robert Matthew-Walker is clear and informative. Has no @to @give me, partorisca chance, that closely one opening of some mirrors of Symphony of Londra that of Delius' 1899 showpiece 'Parigi' - still like this Walker done the entirely convincing chance of a music he, and suggests that this hardly could have been coincident.

Is refreshing partorisca find some 'fill' works in this disk - can be so much-that comes from/comes from called RVW smaller-known work - after all, there is Tallis Fantasias and the larks that Traces in abundance now! Esound Dream', the setting of the poem for Christina Rossetti, has been written in 1903 partorisca three-separate female voice, with which Vaughan Williams has produced the version with accompaniment of small orchestra. It is the charming work , restrained throughout, but, of course, any closing in a composer is fully-fledged way. 'Orpheus With His Lute' is quite a lot of-known like the song with accompaniment of piano (c. 1903), But no in this later version partorisca small orchestra. Frank Howes describes which 'fresh as it dewdrop' - and the one who is partorisca contest?

Of another end of RVW the life comes some Variac. Formidable partorisca Band of Brass (1957). As this is to be write like the piece of test of the competition, a composer certainly dips some players by means of his steps. This in spite of, ossia any dry work , academic - always the danger with such pieces - but well the pity in his own legislation. There is to good sure that there was still the abundance of the musical life has left in a 84-year old composer.

All some interpreters in this disk - Elizabeth Watts, Mary Drink (sopranos), Kitty Whately (half-soprano), a RCM Sale of Brass - and, of course, a BBC SO MUCH with Brabbins in a helm - is glorious. True, there is abundance of Symphonies of Londra in a phase, but ossia the addition he worthy plus .
4 / 5
Has revised already (any one too favourably) a Dutton register of this version of a symphony, down Martin Yacht. I can say that a present CD is upper in the each way to this leading disk. Martin Brabbins is several varied minutes slower in general, tho' is faster in a second movement. A register is also much better that in Dutton, so that one adds tam-tam shot in a last movement, to the as some leading movements have been moving see, starts with splendid effect. Then some looks of symphony partorisca turn in his axial to move in the new direction to an epilogue.
A plenary-ups is fascinating, especially some vocal pieces, which are no simple piece of the bank of work of the master.
A final has thought. Vaughan Williams was always has concerned that the audiences would owe that listen this symphony as 'absolute music'. But with like this musical pictorialism, as it can concealed partorisca be?
Thoroughly Recommended.
4 / 5
I finer accounts of a 1920 version of this available glorious symphony. Excellent p!aying And register. It does not doubt!
5 / 5
Adds partorisca listen the band of brass in this king ording!

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Rating: 5 out of 5 with 1 ratings
5 / 5
A better RVW the register of quintet has listened like this far. Excellent time, energy, neighbour, action & of balance.

Top Customer Reviews: Ralph Vaughan ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 8 ratings
4 / 5
A later offering for Albion Record, 'Discovered', comprises the diverse work by means of Vaughan Williams' compositional pursues. A first element in a paper is a together of three Nocturnal, so only recently gathered, using some words of RVW favourite poet, Walt Whitman. Nocturnal II, the January has dated 1908, has been composed during his brief studio with Ravel, and some another is dated six months later, as we can boasts that these pieces were among one very first to benefit of a French connection. It listens it go for some bars of enclosed magic of Nocturnal II, founding is gone in breathless beauty, and an inaugural motive of Nocturnal III which touch like this is ready to open a slow movement of a Pastoral Symphony.

RVW Acts 'A Kiss Poisoned' is one of his the majority of melodic works, fond. 'An Issue All Paved with Stars' (the title is taken of the line in a work) is the symphonic rhapsody, or 'orchestral synthesis', devised for Adrian Williams, using dread them keys of a work, comprising a sumptuous 'Blue Larkspur in the Garden'. Of the work is not to all the world is flavour , and is inevitably that eats time to listen to, a work has registered here is the good way to disseminate a melodic rich of an original among the widest audience. Alternatively, some auditors that there is has not listened never a work can have his wins whetted for some good-looking tunes enshrined in this rhapsody.

'A Stricken Peninsula' (the peninsula in question is Italy) is one of RVW is film fewer known bookmarks/marcadors. In fact, subsequent his composition in 1945 a bookmark has been to lose, and a present register has been mark so only thanks to the reconstruction of Philip Stroll of a soundtrack in an original film. For all the accounts, a film he, the endeavour of propaganda, was mediocre in better, and aim forgotten, but Vaughan Williams is trace to an occasion with some wonderful music, he comprising passable impression of an Italian marching band callejera.

A Four Last Songs (the title was bestowed in an occasion of his publication after the death of a composer), has been written in several phases among 1954-58, and is related mainly for a fact that all some texts have been resupplied for Vaughan Williams' second woman, Ursula - the woman of any bad poetic talent. (His has collected the works can be found in ome Complete Poems of Ursula Vaughan Williams' [Albion Music Ltd., 2003]). Some songs were originally writings with accompaniment of piano, but thus register has been effectively and sensitively orchestrated for Anthony Payne (more known for his 'elaboration' of Elgar' Third Symphony).

A wide row of the works in these CD leaves partorisca discern a fashion to change in Vaughan Williams' start, but with him the transmission was always evolutionary. Like this, although a fashion of a Four Last Songs is not that of an early Nocturnal, both works live a unmistakeable RVW world of sound. Thus register, Albion has gathered the galaxy of upper interpreters: an Orchestra of Symphony of the BBC, directed for Martyn Brabbins; Roderick Williams, baritone; Jennifer Johnston, half-soprano; together with main composers Anthony Payne, Adrian Williams and Philip Wools to manage some orchestrations. A liner the notes are informative and substantial, with all the texts of song have comprised, and a quality of register is excellent. That more can one asks?
5 / 5
Absolutely glorious! As it Can the wonderful music like this there is lain hid for like this long?
4 / 5
A delight of Clue 1 - long can Albion and a RVW the continuous society present the scarce Vaughan Williams music.
4 / 5
This the fascinating the disk that contains pieces that was mine ignored. But it is well the value that explores.
5 / 5
Ossia The fine selection of music for RVW which is seldom yes never listened in concert. A derivative symphonic rhapsody of music of a work 'A Kiss Poisoned' the good must a prize of a CD so only, this in spite of a disk also contains memorables actions for baritone Roderick Williams with orchestra of nocturnal derivative of Walt Whitman poetry and a lovely flange of Jennifer Johnston in Four Last Songs. In the world in that visit of Vaughan Williams' the music looks for to be restricta to the little a lot of-'explosion' known, excellent although they are, ossia the CD partorisca treasure .
5 / 5
This series of Albion registers of Vaughan Williams smaller known or different expressions of well know the works are splendid both in of the terms of action and registering quality. I have listened several times and say this CD is the real extracted. Roderick Williams and Jennifer Johnson am seasoned interpreters of RVW and an Orchestra of the symphony of the BBC is sensitive and polished. Masters four last songs - the English alternative to Strauss is!
4 / 5
A three nocturnal is the wonderful surprise. Mature ( or a lot almost as) Vaughan Williams has registered for a first time. RVW I defenders require not doubting. COMPRAVENTA.
5 / 5
Simply gorgeous! Like another reviewers does not doubt to purchase! It can along a RVW the society produces such gems..