Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas; The First Nowell; On Christmas Night - Joseph Cullen (organ); Roderick Williams (baritone); Sarah Fox (soprano); Sarah Fox (mezzo-soprano);...
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  1. Fantasia on Christmas Carols for baritone, chorus & orchestra
  2. On Christmas Night, ballet
  3. The First Nowell, opera (completed by Douglas)

Cheerful agnostic that he was, Ralph Vaughan Williams still loved Christmas, and especially Christmas carols. One of the first things he wrote as a child was a carol and one of the last things he wrote as a very old man was a carol, and in between he wrote more Christmas music than any other first-rank twentieth century composer.This 2008 Chandos disc does not include the best known of his Christmas works, Hodie, a nearly hour-long setting of the Christmas story, but it does include three of his best Christmas pieces. One ...

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas; The First Nowell; On Christmas Night 2006, Chandos

UPC: 095115138526

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