RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Serenade to Music for 16 solo voices and Orchestra (too many names to list individually, but they're all well-known English singers), 5 Mystical Songs for Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra, Fantasia on Christmas Carols for Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra (both Thomas Allen), Flos Campi for Viola, Chorus and Orchestra (all Corydon Singers, English Chamber Orchestra; Matthew Best. 1990 original release), Dona nobis pacem for Soprano, Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra (Judith Howarth [soprano], Allen [baritone]), 4 Hymns for Tenor, Viola and Strings (John Mark Ainsley [tenor], Matthew Souter [viola]), Toward the Unknown Region for Chorus and Orchestra, O clap your hands for Chorus and Orchestra, Lord, Thou hast been our refuge for Chorus, Semi-chorus and Orchestra (Corydon Singers and Orchestra; Best. 1993 original release), A Bunyan Sequence for 3 Speakers, Treble Solo, Chorus and Orchestra (Sir John Gielgud, Richard Pasco, Ursula Howells [speakers], Aidan Oliver [treble], Corydon Singers, City of London Sinfonia; Best. 1991 original release), A Song of Thanksgiving for Speaker, Soprano, Organ Choruses and Orchestra (Gielgud [speaker], Lynne Dawson [soprano], John Scott [organ], London Orartory Junior Choir; Patrick Russell), 3 Choral Hyms for Tenor, Organ and Chorus (John Bowen [tenor], Roger Judd [organ]), Magnificat for Contralto, Flute, Organ, Chorus and Orchestra (Catherine Wyn-Rogers [contralto], Duke Dobing [flute], Judd [organ]), The Shepherds of the Delectable Mountains for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra (Bryn Terfel, Alan Opie [baritones], Adrian Thompson, Ainsley [tenors], Jonathan Best [bass], Linda Kitchen [soprano]), The Hundredth Psalm for Organ, Chorus and Orchestra (Judd [organ], Corydon Singers, City of London Sinfonia; Best. 1992 original release).
Catalogue Number: 07K064
Reference: CDS 44321/4
Description: A re-issue of over four hours worth of choral and choral/orchestral music from all parts of Vaughan Williams' career, some with lots of other recordings, some with few or none, at mid-price, making this a real bargain for collectors of this composer. 4 CDs. Texts included.