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Ralph Vaughan Williams: Beyond My Dreams - Music for Greek Plays - Heather Lowe (mezzo-soprano); Joyful Company of Singers (choir, chorus); Britten Sinfonia; Alan Tongue (conductor)
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  1. The Bacchae, incidental music for alto, chorus & orchestra: Thou immaculate on high For his kingdom it is there Where is the home for me?
  2. Electra, incidental music for speaker, soprano, alto, chorus & orchestra: Onward O Labouring Tread
  3. Electra, incidental music for speaker, soprano, alto, chorus & orchestra: O for the Ships of Troy - There Came a Man
  4. Iphigenia in Tauris, incidental music for chorus & orchestra: Prelude
  5. Iphigenia in Tauris, incidental music for chorus & orchestra: Dark of the Sea
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  1. The Bacchae, incidental music for alto, chorus & orchestra: Thou immaculate on high For his kingdom it is there Where is the home for me?
  2. Electra, incidental music for speaker, soprano, alto, chorus & orchestra: Onward O Labouring Tread
  3. Electra, incidental music for speaker, soprano, alto, chorus & orchestra: O for the Ships of Troy - There Came a Man
  4. Iphigenia in Tauris, incidental music for chorus & orchestra: Prelude
  5. Iphigenia in Tauris, incidental music for chorus & orchestra: Dark of the Sea
  6. Iphigenia in Tauris, incidental music for chorus & orchestra: Bird of the Sea Rocks
  7. Iphigenia in Tauris, incidental music for chorus & orchestra: Oh, Fair the Fruits of Leto Blow
  8. Iphigenia in Tauris, incidental music for chorus & orchestra: Go Forth in Bliss
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Incidental music for plays has largely fallen into historical eclipse, which is unfair, considering that it was the direct ancestor of the film soundtrack. All three of the works here are world premieres, brought forth by the British conductor Alan Tongue, who has delved into early Ralph Vaughan Williams manuscripts and emerged with interesting finds including a Cambridge Mass Vaughan Williams wrote as a doctoral thesis. Here you get music for three Greek plays, with spoken passages, songs, choruses, and instrumental music. ...

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Beyond My Dreams - Music for Greek Plays 2018, Albion

UPC: 5060158190331

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