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This page lists all recordings of Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958).

This was the first large-scale piece composed by Vaughan Williams after his studies with Ravel in Paris in 1908, and although it demonstrates his familiarity with the new school of French music, much of the work also looks back to the traditional English choral music of Purcell, Byrd, and, of course, Tallis.

Vaughan Williams found the theme when he edited The English Hymnal, Tallis having originally composed it in 1567. Scored for two unequal string orchestras and string quartet, the spread chords, majestic cadences and unearthly serenity mean this piece is an enduring favourite.

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Sarah Fox (soprano)

Hallé, Sir Mark Elder

[the Tallis Fantasia] is tight-reined, yet also singing and surging with no trace of anti-Romantic tendentiousness...But what makes this release so special is Elder and the Hallé's interpretation... More…

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$14.50

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$14.75

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7 CDs

$28.00

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Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord), John Ogdon (piano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Wales, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth, Bryden Thomson, Vernon Handley, Nicholas...

The consistently high quality of the performances is striking. More…

4 CDs

$21.00

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Clean-heeled athleticism and rhythmic spring More…

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($6.75) $5.50

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($14.75) $12.00

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Celia Nicklin (oboe), Iona Brown (violin)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields, The New Queen's Hall Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Neville Marriner, Barry Wordsworth, Adrian Boult

The sound of the LSO strings in 1910 must remain largely a matter of conjecture but this beautifully textured account on gut-string instruments cuts to the heart of the score and Wordsworth's... More…

2 CDs

$13.50

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Alan Hacker (clarinet), Maurice Bourgue (oboe), Michael Bochmann (violin)

English Symphony Orchestra, English String Orchestra, William Boughton

4 CDs

$22.25

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Emma-Jane Murphy (cello), Richard Tognetti (violin), Phillip Ayling (whistles), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Eric Riegler (uilleann pipes), Timothy Landauer (cello), Steve Erdody (cello), Simon Oswell (viola), Bruce Dukov (violin)

Christopher Gordon, Barry Wordsworth

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$8.75

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$7.25

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