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From Vaughan Williams' Attic - Astra Desmond (vocals); Elsie Suddaby (vocals); Eva Turner (vocals); Frank Titterton (vocals); Harold Williams (vocals);...
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  1. The Wasps, incidental music for tenor, baritone, male chorus & orchestra: Overture
  2. Old King Cole, ballet for chorus & orchestra
  3. Flourish for a Coronation, for chorus & orchestra
  4. Serenade to Music ("How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!") for 16 soloists (or soloists & chorus) & orchestra
  5. A Song of Thanksgiving for soprano, speaker, chorus & orchestra
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  1. The Wasps, incidental music for tenor, baritone, male chorus & orchestra: Overture
  2. Old King Cole, ballet for chorus & orchestra
  3. Flourish for a Coronation, for chorus & orchestra
  4. Serenade to Music ("How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!") for 16 soloists (or soloists & chorus) & orchestra
  5. A Song of Thanksgiving for soprano, speaker, chorus & orchestra
  6. Scott of the Antarctic, film score: 1. Prologue
  7. Scott of the Antarctic, film score: 2. Pony March
  8. Scott of the Antarctic, film score: 3. Penguins
  9. Scott of the Antarctic, film score: 4. Climbing the Glacier
  10. Scott of the Antarctic, film score: 5. The Return
  11. Scott of the Antarctic, film score: 6. Blizzard
  12. Scott of the Antarctic, film score: 7. Final Music
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No one but the most dedicated of Vaughan Williams devotees should try this Dutton disc featuring recordings from the composer's personal record collection called "From Vaughan Williams Attic." The problem is the sound. Of the six selections here, two were recorded in 1925, one in 1937, one in 1938, one in 1945, and the most recent in 1948. Though Michael Dutton has done an outstanding job of transferring every recording, much of the sound here will be far too antediluvian for most tastes with noise running a close second to ...

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From Vaughan Williams' Attic 2009, Dutton Vocalion

UPC: 765387979027

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