RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Choral Premieres - Chorus and Piano: 3 Vocal Valses from The Song of the Wrens, Sound Sleep, Chorus alone: The Jolly Ploughboy, Old Folks at Home, A Farmer’s Boy, The World It Went Well with Me Then. Tobacco’s but an Indian Weed, The New Commonwealth, O Praise the Lord of Heaven, 3 Gaelic Songs, Chorus and Organ: My soul, Praise the Lord, Little Cloister, A Hymn of Freedom, England, My England, A Call to the Free Nations, The Airmen’s Hymn, Land of Our Birth, Hymn for St. Margaret of Scotland.
Catalogue Number: 09U040
Label: Albion Records
Description: Fourteen choral works and a further eight arrangements made by the composer between 1896 and 1954 - very nearly the length of his working career. This varied collection includes salon music, folk song settings, hymns and anthems, patriotic songs and finally Gaelic songs in English translation. Texts included. Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea; William Vann (piano and director), Hugh Rowlands (organ).