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Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony & Hodie

Margaret Marshall, Stephen Roberts, Elizabeth Gale & Robert Tear

London Symphony Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Choristers of St Paul’s Cathedral & London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox

Early performances by this much-missed conductor, the Sea Symphony splendidly vivid and boisterous but marred by the underpowered baritone and shrill soprano.

No digital booklet included

Contents

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony, I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships (Moderato maestoso)

18:09
$6.50
$8.50
  • Stephen Roberts (bass-baritone), Margaret Marshall (soprano)
  • London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Chorus (Lsc), Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Richard Hickox
  • Recorded: 1989-03-02
  • Recording Venue: 27 & 28 Feb and 1 & 2 March 1989, All Saints', Tooting

Behold the sea itself (chorus)

3:00
$1.30
$1.70

Today a rude brief recitative (baritone & chorus)

4:26
$1.30
$1.70

Flaunt out, O sea, your separate flags of nations (soprano & chorus)

2:24
$1.30
$1.70

Token of all brave captains (chorus)

4:43
$1.30
$1.70

A pennant universal (baritone, soprano & chorus)

3:36
$1.30
$1.70

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony, II. On the Beach at Night, Alone (Largo sostenuto)

11:05
$2.60
$3.40
  • Stephen Roberts (bass-baritone), Margaret Marshall (soprano)
  • London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Chorus (Lsc), Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Richard Hickox
  • Recorded: 1989-03-02
  • Recording Venue: 27 & 28 Feb and 1 & 2 March 1989, All Saints', Tooting

On the beach, at night, alone (baritone & semi-chorus)

3:44
$1.30
$1.70

A vast similitude interlocks all (baritone & chorus)

7:21
$1.30
$1.70

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony: III. Scherzo: The Waves (Allegro brillante)

7:26
$1.30
$1.70
  • Stephen Roberts (bass-baritone), Margaret Marshall (soprano)
  • London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Chorus (Lsc), Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Richard Hickox
  • Recorded: 1989-03-02
  • Recording Venue: 27 & 28 Feb and 1 & 2 March 1989, All Saints', Tooting

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony, IV. The Explorers (Grave e molto adagio - Andante cono moto)

27:02
$9.10
$11.90
  • Stephen Roberts (bass-baritone), Margaret Marshall (soprano)
  • London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Chorus (Lsc), Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Richard Hickox
  • Recorded: 1989-03-02
  • Recording Venue: 27 & 28 Feb and 1 & 2 March 1989, All Saints', Tooting

O vast Rondure, swimming in Space (chorus)

4:19
$1.30
$1.70

Down from the gardens of Asia descending (chorus)

6:28
$1.30
$1.70

O we can wait no longer (baritone & soprano)

5:03
$1.30
$1.70

O thou transcendent (soprano, baritone & chorus)

3:17
$1.30
$1.70

Greater than stars or suns (chorus, soprano & baritone)

1:26
$1.30
$1.70

Sail forth (chorus, soprano & baritone)

2:05
$1.30
$1.70

O my brave Soul (soprano, baritone & chorus)

4:24
$1.30
$1.70

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols

11:31
$5.20
$6.80
  • Stephen Roberts (bass-baritone)
  • London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Chorus (Lsc), London Symphony Orchestra
  • Richard Hickox
  • Recorded: 1990-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 4-6 April 1990, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

This is the truth sent from above

4:33
$1.30
$1.70

Come all you worthy gentlemen

2:12
$1.30
$1.70

On Christmas night all Christians sing

1:27
$1.30
$1.70

God bless the ruler of this house

3:19
$1.30
$1.70

Vaughan Williams: Hodie (A Christmas Cantata)

57:46
$20.80
$27.20
  • Robert Tear (vocals), Stephen Roberts (bass-baritone), Elizabeth Gale (soprano)
  • London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus (Lsc), Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral, London Symphony Chorus
  • Richard Hickox
  • Recorded: 1990-04-04
  • Recording Venue: 4-6 April 1990, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

I. Prologue: Nowell! Nowell!

3:46
$1.30
$1.70

II. Narration: Now the birth of Jesus Christ -

4:50
$1.30
$1.70

III. Song: It was the winter wild

4:24
$1.30
$1.70

IV. Narration: And it came to pass in those days

1:49
$1.30
$1.70

V. Choral: The blessed son of God

2:42
$1.30
$1.70

VI. Narration: And there were in the same country

6:57
$1.30
$1.70

VII. Song: The Oxen (Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock)

3:20
$1.30
$1.70

VIII. Narration: And the shepherds returned

1:03
$1.30
$1.70

IX. Pastoral: The shepherds sing

2:44
$1.30
$1.70

X. Narration: But Mary kept all these things

0:37
$1.30
$1.70

XI. Lullaby: Sweet was the song the Virgin sang

2:38
$1.30
$1.70

XII. Hymn: Bright portals of the sky

3:15
$1.30
$1.70

XIII. Narration: Now when Jesus was born

2:48
$1.30
$1.70

XIV. The March of the Three Kings: From kingdoms of wisdom -

7:50
$1.30
$1.70

XV. Choral: No sad thought his soul affright

2:26
$1.30
$1.70

XVI. Epilogue: In the beginning was the Word

6:37
$1.30
$1.70
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