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The Solent: Fifty Years of Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams - Andrew Kennedy (tenor); Nicholas Bootiman (viola); Roland Wood (baritone); Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra;...
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  1. Burley Heath, impression for orchestra (incomplete)
  2. The Solent, impression for orchestra
  3. Harnham Down, impression for orchestra
  4. The Vagabond ("Give to me the life I love"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Songs of Travel No. 1)
  5. The Roadside Fire ("I will make you brooches and toys"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Songs of Travel No. 3)
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  1. Burley Heath, impression for orchestra (incomplete)
  2. The Solent, impression for orchestra
  3. Harnham Down, impression for orchestra
  4. The Vagabond ("Give to me the life I love"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Songs of Travel No. 1)
  5. The Roadside Fire ("I will make you brooches and toys"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Songs of Travel No. 3)
  6. Bright is the ring of words, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Songs of Travel No. 8)
  7. Hymns (4) for tenor, viola & strings
  8. Weyhill Fair Song (The Wearing of the Horns), folk song
  9. The Mayor of Casterbridge, incidental music for radio program
  10. Prelude on an Old Carol Tune, for orchestra
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The casual buyer might infer from the subtitle "Fifty years of music by Ralph Vaughan Williams" that this is a kind of survey of Vaughan Williams' music, but in fact it's a collection of quite obscure pieces. It'll be of most interest to Vaughan Williams buffs, but it's actually quite a bit more interesting than general listeners might guess. True to its title, the album presents music composed by Vaughan Williams between 1902 and 1952. The real find is at the beginning: the three impressions for orchestra, composed in the ...

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