Label : EMI
Format : Flac track
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Celebrated as the musical poet of the English landscape, Vaughan Williams was also a visionary composer of enormous range: from the pastoral lyricism of The Lark Ascending and the still melancholy of Silent Noon to the violence of the Fourth Symphony and the grand ceremonial of All people that on earth do dwell, he assumed the mantle of Elgar as our national composer. This edition, released to mark the 50th anniversary of his death, presents all the major orchestral, chamber, vocal and stage works, as well as many lesser pieces and rarities, in the finest interpretations. All your favourite Vaughan Williams is here, in over 34 hours of music on 30 CDs.

CD 01
A Sea Symphony – Joan Rogers, William Shimell / RLPO / Vernon Handley

CD 02
London Symphony & Symphony No. 8 – RLPO / Vernon Handley

CD 03
Pastoral Symphony and Symphony No. 4 Alison Barlow, RLPO / Vernon Handley

CD 04
Oboe Concerto & Symphony No. 5 – Jonathan Small, RLPO / Vernon Handley

CD 05
Symphonies Nos. 6 & 9 – RLPO / Vernon Handley

CD 06
Serenade to Music (choral), Partita for Double String Orchestra, Sinfonia Antartica – RLPO / Vernon Handley

CD 07
The Wasps Suite, Prelude & Fugue in C minor, Piano Concerto in C – LPO / RLPO / Piers Lane / Vernon Handley

CD 08
Piano Concerto in C for two pianos, Job – Vitya Vronsky, Victor Babin / LPO / Adrian Boult

CD 09
Serenade to Music (16 soloists), English Folk Song Suite (orch), Norfolk Rhapsody, The Lark Ascending etc – Hugh Bean / LSO / New Phil Orch / Adrian Boult

CD 10
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, English Folk Song Suite (band), Concerto grosso, Tuba Concerto / Various Artists

CD 11
Serenade to Music (orch), King Cole, 5 Mystical Songs, Sea Songs etc. Northern Sinfonia of England / Richard Hickox

CD 12
Variations for Brass Band (orch), Concerto accademico for violin and orchestra in D minor, String Quartet No. 1 – Bournemouth SO / Northern Sinfonia of England / Richard Hickox / Britten Quartet

CD 13
Violin Sonata in A minor, String Quartet No. 2 etc / Music Group of London

CD 14
Toward the Unknown Region, Dona nobis pacem, Magnificat etc – LPO / Adrian Boult

CD 15
An Oxford Elegy, Flos campi, Whitsunday Hymn, Sancta Civitas – KCC / LSO / David Willcocks

CD 16
Five Tudor Portraits, Benedicite, Five variants of ‘Dives and Lazarus – John Carol Cawe, Bach Choir, New Phil Orch / LSO / David Willcocks

CD 17
Hodie, Fantasia on Christmas Carols (w/strings & organ) – Janet Baker, Bach Choir / LSO / David Willcocks

CD 18
Fantasia on Christmas Carols (w/orch), In Windsor Forest, Songs of travel, On Wenlock Edge / Various Artists

CD 19
Mass in G minor, All People that on Earth Do Dwell, Te Deum in G, Three Preludes on Welsh Hymn tunes, other sacred choral – KCC / David Willcocks

CD 20
Four Hymns, Merciless Beauty, Ten Blake Songs, Wenlock Edge – Ian Partridge / Music Group of London

CD 21
The House of Life, Songs of Travel (piano) – Anthony Rolfe Johnson / David Willison

CD 22
Songs with piano, choral folksong arrangements / Various Artists

CD 23
Solo folksong arrangements, A Song of Thanksgiving – LPO / Adrian Boult

CD 24
Epithalamion, Riders to the Sea – LPO / David Willcocks / Orch Nova of London / Meredith Davies

CD 25 & CD 26
Hugh the Drover – Robert Tear Sheila Armstrong, Michael Rippon, Robert Lloyd / Choristers of St Paul’s Cathedral / RPO / Charles Groves

CD 27 & CD 28
Sir John in Love – Felicity Palmer, Robert Tear, Robert Lloyd, Helen Watts, New Phil Orch / Meredith Davies

CD 29 & CD 30
Pilgrim’s Progress & rehearsal sequence – Ian Partridge, John Shirley-Quirk, Jean Temperley, John Noble / LPC / LPO / Adrian Boult

Complete tracklist :Vaughan Williams – The Collector’s Edition