Vaughan Williams: The Collector's Edition (30 CD box set, FLAC)
Vaughan Williams: The Collector's Edition (30 CD box set, FLAC)

Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer: Benjamin Luxon, Brian Etheridge, Christopher Keyte, Colin Wheatley, Geoffrey Shaw, et al.
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 30 CD box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
Size: 8.3 GB
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1. Symphony No. 1 for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra (“A Sea Symphony”) 1:09:41
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Vernon Handley
Performed by Joan Rodgers, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, William Shimell, Malcolm Stewart and Ian Tracey

2. Symphony No. 2 in G major (“A London Symphony”) 44:47
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Vernon Handley
Performed by Roger Benedict and Diana Cummings

3. Symphony No. 8 in D minor 27:12
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Vernon Handley
Performed by Diana Cummings

4. Symphony No. 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra (“Pastoral”) 35:18
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Vernon Handley
Performed by Alison Barlow, Roger Benedict, Nigel Black, Anna Cooper, Malcolm Stewart, Malcolm Stewart and Alan Stringer

5. Symphony No. 4 in F minor 31:31
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Vernon Handley
Performed by Colin Chambers and Malcolm Stewart

6. Oboe Concerto in A minor 17:43
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Vernon Handley
Performed by Jonathan Small and Malcolm Stewart

7. Symphony No. 5 in D major 39:18
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Vernon Handley
Performed by Malcolm Stewart

8. Symphony No. 6 in E minor 33:36
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Vernon Handley
Performed by Malcolm Stewart

9. Symphony No. 9 in E minor 32:53
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Vernon Handley
Performed by Ian Balmain and Malcolm Stewart

10. Serenade to Music (“How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!”) for 16 soloists (or soloists & chorus) & orchestra 12:53
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Vernon Handley
Performed by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Malcolm Stewart and Ian Tracey

11. Partita for double string orchestra 19:25
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Vernon Handley
Performed by Roger Benedict, Susan Henderson, Malcolm Stewart, Malcolm Stewart and Timothy Walden

12. Symphony No. 7 for soprano, small female chorus & orchestra with narrator ad lib (“Sinfonia Antartica”) 43:57
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Vernon Handley
Performed by Alison Hargan, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Malcolm Stewart and Ian Tracey

13. The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite, for orchestra from the incidental music 26:47
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Vernon Handley
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra and Malcolm Stewart

14. Prelude & Fugue for organ in C minor 10:12
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Vernon Handley
Performed by David Bell, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Malcolm Stewart

15. Piano Concerto in C major 27:24
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Vernon Handley
Performed by Piers Lane and Malcolm Stewart

16. Piano Concerto in C major 26:00
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Victor Babin, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and Vitya Vronsky
Conducted by Adrian Boult

17. Job, A Masque for Dancing, ballet 44:16
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Adrian Boult
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra

18. Serenade to Music (“How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!”) for 16 soloists (or soloists & chorus) & orchestra 13:17
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Richard Angas, Sheila Armstrong, Kenneth Bowen, Norma Burrowes, John Carol Case, Bernard Dickerson, Wynford Evans, Marie Hayward, Alfreda Hodgson, Gloria Jennings, Christopher Keyte, London Symphony Orchestra, Shirley Minty, John Noble, Ian Partridge, Meriel Dickinson and Susan Longfield
Conducted by Adrian Boult

19. English Folk Song Suite, for orchestra (orchestrated by G. Jacob) 8:49
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Adrian Boult
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra

20. Norfolk Rhapsody for orchestra No. 1 in E minor 10:19
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Adrian Boult
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra of London

21. Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera “Sir John In Love”) 4:37
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Adrian Boult
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra

22. In the Fen Country, symphonic impression for orchestra 13:55
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Adrian Boult
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra of London

23. The Lark Ascending, romance for violin & orchestra 14:42
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Hugh Bean and New Philharmonia Orchestra of London
Conducted by Adrian Boult

24. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras 16:42
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Constantin Silvestri
Performed by Gerald Jarvis, Allan Turner, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Robert Growcott and Cedric Morgan

25. Sea Songs, march for military or brass band 3:43
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Central Band of the Royal Air Force
Conducted by Eric Banks

26. English Folk Song Suite, for military band 11:26
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Central Band of the Royal Air Force
Conducted by Eric Banks

27. Coastal Command, film score: Dawn Patrol 4:11
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Charles Groves
Performed by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

28. Concerto grosso for strings in 3 groups 17:34
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Adrian Boult
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra

29. Romance for harmonica, strings & piano in D flat major 6:48
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra, Larry Adler and Eric Gritton
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent

30. Tuba Concerto in F minor 12:52
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra and Philip Catelinet

31. Serenade to Music, for orchestra (arranged from the choral work) 11:40
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Bradley Creswick and Northern Sinfonia of England
Conducted by Richard Hickox

32. The Poisoned Kiss, overture 6:58
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Bradley Creswick and Northern Sinfonia of England
Conducted by Richard Hickox

33. Old King Cole, ballet for chorus & orchestra 22:06
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Bradley Creswick, Alan Fearon, Northern Sinfonia of England and Sinfonia Chorus
Conducted by Richard Hickox

34. Mystical Songs (5) for baritone, chorus ad lib & orchestra (or organ) 19:12
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Bradley Creswick, Northern Sinfonia of England, Sinfonнa Chorus and Stephen Roberts [baritone]
Conducted by Richard Hickox

35. Prelude on an Old Carol Tune, for orchestra 4:59
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Bradley Creswick and Northern Sinfonia of England
Conducted by Richard Hickox

36. The Running Set, fantasia on jig-rhythms for orchestra 6:18
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Bradley Creswick and Northern Sinfonia of England
Conducted by Richard Hickox

37. 49th Parallel, film score (The Invaders): Prelude 2:39
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Bradley Creswick and Northern Sinfonia of England
Conducted by Richard Hickox

38. Sea Songs, march for military or brass band 3:52
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Bradley Creswick and Northern Sinfonia of England
Conducted by Richard Hickox

39. Variations for orchestra (arr. by G. Jacob from Variations for brass band) 12:39
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Bradley Creswick and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Richard Hickox and Brendan O’Brien

40. Hymn-Tune Preludes (2) for small orchestra 6:59
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Bradley Creswick
Conducted by Richard Hickox

41. Violin Concerto in D minor (“Concerto Accademico”) 16:36
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Bradley Creswick and Bradley Creswick
Conducted by Richard Hickox

42. Preludes (3) on Welsh Hymn Tunes for organ: Rhosymerdre 4:13
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Bradley Creswick
Conducted by Richard Hickox

43. Preludes (3) on Welsh Hymn Tunes for organ: Hyfrydol 2:12
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Bradley Creswick
Conducted by Richard Hickox

44. String Quartet No. 1 in G minor 28:40
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Britten String Quartet

45. Sonata for violin & piano in A minor 27:31
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Hugh Bean, Frances Mason and David Parkhouse

46. Phantasy Quintet for 2 violins, 2 violas & cello 15:30
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Music Group of London

47. Studies in English Folk Song (6) for cello (or violin, viola, clarinet) & piano 9:19
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Eileen Croxford and David Parkhouse

48. String Quartet No. 2 in A minor (“For Jean on Her Birthday”) 21:19
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Music Group of London

49. Toward the Unknown Region, for chorus & orchestra 12:18
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by John Alldis, London Philharmonic Chorus and London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Adrian Boult

50. Dona Nobis Pacem, cantata for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra 36:18
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by John Alldis, Sheila Armstrong, John Carol Case, London Philharmonic Chorus and London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Adrian Boult

51. Fantasia (quasi variazione) on the Old 104th Psalm, for piano, chorus & orchestra 14:26
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by John Alldis, Peter Katin, London Philharmonic Chorus and London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Adrian Boult

52. Magnificat for female chorus, flute & orchestra in A major 13:10
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Meredith Davies
Performed by Helen Watts, Christopher Hyde-Smith and Orchestra Nova of London

53. An Oxford Elegy for narrator, small chorus & small orchestra 22:04
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Sir David Willcocks
Performed by Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Jacques Orchestra and John Westbrook

54. Whitsunday Hymn (“Come, Holy Spirite, most blessed Lorde”), for baritone or tenor, chorus & orchestra in C major (Choral Hymns No. 3) 3:56
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Sir David Willcocks
Performed by Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Robin Doveton and Jacques Orchestra

55. Flos Campi, suite for viola, small chorus & small orchestra 19:56
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Sir David Willcocks
Performed by Cecil Aronowitz, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge and Jacques Orchestra

56. Sancta Civitas (The Holy City), oratorio 31:11
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Sir David Willcocks
Performed by Bach Choir, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, London Symphony Orchestra, Ian Partridge and John Shirley-Quirk

57. Tudor Portraits (5), choral suite for soloists, chorus & orchestra 45:24
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Sir David Willcocks
Performed by Bach Choir, Elizabeth Bainbridge, John Carol Case and New Philharmonia Orchestra of London

58. Benedicite for soprano, chorus & orchestra 14:20
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Sir David Willcocks
Performed by Bach Choir, Heather Harper and London Symphony Orchestra

59. Variants (5) of ‘Dives and Lazarus’ for string orchestra & harp (or harps) 11:23
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Sir David Willcocks
Performed by Jacques Orchestra

60. Fantasia on Christmas Carols for baritone, chorus & orchestra 12:19
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Barry Rose
Performed by Gavin Williams, John Barrow and Choir of Guilford Cathedral

61. Hodie (This Day), Christmas cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys’ chorus, chorus & orchestra 59:07
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Sir David Willcocks
Performed by Bach Choir, Dame Janet Baker, Westminster Abbey Choristers, Philip Ledger, Richard Lewis, London Symphony Orchestra and John Shirley-Quirk

62. Fantasia on Christmas Carols for baritone, chorus & orchestra 11:27
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Richard Hickox
Performed by London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra and Stephen Roberts [baritone]

63. Wassail Song (“Wassail, wassail, all over the town”), carol for chorus (“Gloucestershire Wassail”) 2:34
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Sir David Willcocks
Performed by Bach Choir and Jacques Orchestra

64. In Windsor Forest, cantata (adapted from the opera “Sir John in Love”) 17:41
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Helen Field, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Geoffrey Hughes
Conducted by Norman del Mar

65. Songs of Travel, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra) 22:57
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Allen
Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

66. On Wenlock Edge, song cycle for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra) 20:16
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Robert Tear
Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

67. O Clap Your Hands, motet for chorus, brass & organ (Psalm 47) 3:14
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Sir David Willcocks
Performed by Choir of King’s College, Cambridge and English Chamber Orchestra

68. Mass for soloists & chorus in G minor 24:19
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Sir David Willcocks
Performed by Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Robin Doveton, Nigel Perrin, David van Asch and John Eaton

69. Psalm 100 (“All people that on earth do dwell”), for chorus & orchestra (“The Hundredth Psalm”) 5:33
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Bournemouth Sinfonietta and Waynflete Singers

70. O Taste and See, motet for chorus & organ (Psalm 34) 1:45
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Winchester Cathedral Choir, James Lancelot and Ivan Sharpe
Conducted by Martin Neary

71. Te Deum for chorus & organ (or orchestra) in G 4:53
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Russell Burgess
Performed by Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir and Timothy Farrell

72. For All the Saints Who from Their Labours Rest, hymn (“Sine nomine”) 5:15
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by York Minster Choir and John Scott Whiteley
Conducted by Philip Moore

73. Preludes (3) on Welsh Hymn Tunes for organ 10:53
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Robert Joyce

74. The truth sent from above, carol for chorus or voice & piano (Traditional English Carols No. 6) 2:08
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Sir David Willcocks
Performed by Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

75. O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol (arr. from English traditional, “Forest Green”) 3:28
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Francis Grier and Thomas Armstrong
Conducted by Philip Ledger

76. Joseph and Mary, carol for chorus or voice & piano (Traditional Carols from Herefordshire No. 4) 3:23
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Charles Daniels and Thomas Trotter
Conducted by Philip Ledger

77. And All in the Morning (“On Christmas Day”), carol for chorus or voice & piano (Traditional English Carols No. 1) 2:16
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Sir David Willcocks
Performed by Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

78. Alleluya, sing to Jesus (Tune: Hyfrydol) (New English Hymnal 271) 3:40
Composed by Richard Huw Pritchard
Performed by Choir of King’s College, Cambridge and Oliver Brett
Conducted by Stephen Cleobury

79. Come Down, O Love Divine, hymn (“Down Ampney”) 3:41
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Choir of King’s College, Cambridge and Tom Williamson
Conducted by Stephen Cleobury

80. The Old 100th Psalm (“All people that on earth do dwell”), for chorus, unison chorus, orchestra & organ 4:56
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Wallace Collection and Benjamin Bayl
Conducted by Stephen Cleobury

81. Hymns (4) for tenor, viola & strings 15:26
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by David Parkhouse, Ian Partridge and Christopher Wellington

82. Merciless Beauty, rondels (3) for soprano or tenor, 2 violins & cello (or voice & piano) 6:20
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Hugh Bean, Eileen Croxford, Frances Mason and Ian Partridge

83. The Water Mill, song for voice & piano (Poems by Fredegond Shove No. 4) 3:16
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Ian Partridge and Jennifer Partridge

84. The New Ghost, song for voice & piano (Poems by Fredegond Shove No. 3) 5:03
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Ian Partridge and Jennifer Partridge

85. Blake Songs (10) for voice & oboe 17:58
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Janet Craxton, Music Group of London and Ian Partridge

86. On Wenlock Edge, song cycle for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra) 21:28
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Frances Mason, Music Group of London, Ian Partridge and Christopher Wellington

87. The House of Life, song cycle for voice & piano 28:43
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Anthony Rolfe Johnson and David Willison

88. Songs of Travel, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra) 26:18
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by Anthony Rolfe Johnson, David Willison and London Madrigal Singers

89. Linden Lea, song for voice & orchestra (“In Linden Lea;” “A Dorset Song”) 2:53
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Dame Janet Baker, Gerald Moore and London Madrigal Singers
Conducted by Christopher Bishop

90. Joy, Shipmate, Joy!, song for voice & piano (Poems by Walt Whitman No. 3) 1:22
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by Thomas Hampson, London Madrigal Singers and Carl Rutenberg

91. A Clear Midnight, song for voice & piano (Poems by Walt Whitman No. 2) 1:53
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by Thomas Hampson, London Madrigal Singers and Carl Rutenberg

92. Orpheus with his Lute, song for voice & piano 3:16
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by David Daniels [countertenor], Martin Katz and London Madrigal Singers

93. Hands, Eyes and Heart, song for voice & piano (Last Songs No. 3) 1:30
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by David Daniels [countertenor], Martin Katz and London Madrigal Singers

94. Rest (“O earth, lie heavily upon her eyes”), partsong for chorus 3:03
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by The King’s Singers and London Madrigal Singers

95. The Call (“Come, my way”), song for baritone, chorus (ad lib.) orchestra (or organ) (Mystical Songs No. 4) 2:25
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop and John Scott
Performed by St. Paul’s Cathedral Choristers, Philip Martin, Sinfonia of London Orchestra and London Madrigal Singers

96. Linden Lea, song for voice & orchestra (“In Linden Lea;” “A Dorset Song”) 3:12
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by St. Paul’s Cathedral Choristers and Sinfonia of London Orchestra
Conducted by John Scott

97. English Folksongs (5) for chorus 14:29
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by London Madrigal Singers

98. Bushes and briars, folk song for male chorus or chorus or voice & piano (Folksongs from the Eastern Counties No. 1) 2:52
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by London Madrigal Singers

99. Loch Lomond, folk song for baritone & male chorus 3:42
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by Ian Partridge and London Madrigal Singers

100. John Dory, folk song for chorus 2:13
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by London Madrigal Singers

101. Greensleeves, folk song for chorus (from the opera Sir John in Love) 3:18
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by London Madrigal Singers

102. Ward the Pirate, folk song for voice & piano or male chorus (Folksongs from the Eastern Counties No. 9) 2:39
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by London Madrigal Singers

103. Ca’ the Yowes, folk song for tenor & chorus 5:12
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by Ian Partridge and London Madrigal Singers

104. The Unquiet Grave (“How Cold the Wind Doth Blow”), folk song for female chorus 4:45
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by London Madrigal Singers

105. The Seeds of Love, folk song for male chorus or male chorus & piano 2:37
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by Geoffrey Shaw and London Madrigal Singers

106. Early in the Spring, folk song for female chorus 1:51
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by London Madrigal Singers

107. The Turtle Dove, folk song for baritone & chorus 3:22
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by Christopher Keyte and London Madrigal Singers

108. An Acre of Land, folk song for male chorus & piano 1:24
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Christopher Bishop
Performed by Susan Longfield and London Madrigal Singers

109. Bushes and briars, folk song for male chorus or chorus or voice & piano (Folksongs from the Eastern Counties No. 1) 3:00
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by London Baccholian Singers

110. Wassail Song (“We’ve been awhile awandering”), song for chorus (English Folksongs for chorus No. 5; Traditional English Carols No. 8) 2:43
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by London Baccholian Singers

111. The Captain’s Apprentice, folk song for voice & piano (Folksongs from the Eastern Counties No. 8) 3:42
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

112. As I Walked Out, folk song for voice & piano (Folksongs from the Eastern Counties No. 5) 1:29
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

113. Bushes and briars, folk song for male chorus or chorus or voice & piano (Folksongs from the Eastern Counties No. 1) 3:28
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

114. Geordie, folk song for voice & piano (Folksongs from the Eastern Counties No. 14) 3:47
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

115. On Board a Ninety-eight, folk song for voice & piano (Folksongs from the Eastern Counties No. 7) 2:54
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

116. The Ploughman, folk song for male chorus or voice & piano (English Folksongs No. 2) 1:37
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

117. The Brewer, folk song for voice & piano (English Folksongs No. 4) 0:25
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

118. Rolling in the Dew, folk song for voice & piano (English Folksongs No. 5) 2:07
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

119. The truth sent from above, carol for chorus or voice & piano (Traditional English Carols No. 6) 2:16
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

120. Joseph and Mary, carol for chorus or voice & piano (Traditional Carols from Herefordshire No. 4) 2:54
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

121. The Saviour’s Love, carol for chorus or voice & piano (Traditional Carols from Herefordshire No. 11) 2:19
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

122. Rйveillez-vous, Piccars, folk song for voice & piano 2:08
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

123. Chanson de quкte, folk song for voice & piano (May Day song) 1:20
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

124. La Ballade de Jйsus Christ, folk song for voice & piano 3:39
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

125. She’s like the Swallow, folk song for voice & piano (Folksongs from Newfoundland, Vol. 2/8) 2:31
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

126. The Morning Dew, folk song for voice & piano (Folksongs from Newfoundland, Vol. 1/10) 1:42
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

127. The Maiden’s Lament, folk song for voice & piano (Folksongs from Newfoundland, Vol. 1/8) 1:53
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

128. The Cuckoo, folk song for voice & piano (Folksongs from Newfoundland, Vol. 2/11) 1:42
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

129. The Lawyer, folk song for voice & violin (English Folksongs for voice & violin No. 2) 1:59
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

130. Searching for Lambs, folk song for voice & violin (English Folksongs for voice & violin No. 1) 3:30
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

131. The Unquiet Grave (“How Cold the Wind Doth Blow”), folk song for female chorus 6:20
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Hugh Bean, Philip Ledger and Robert Tear

132. A Song of Thanksgiving for soprano, speaker, chorus & orchestra 15:04
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Adrian Boult
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra, Harry Gabb, Luton Choral Society, Luton Girls’ Choir, Betty Dolemore and Robert Speaight

133. Epithalamion, cantata for baritone, chorus & string orchestra (based on “The Bridal Day”) 32:19
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Sir David Willcocks
Performed by Bach Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Nolan, Howard Shelley, Jonathan Snowden, Stephen Roberts [baritone] and Douglas Janes

134. Riders to the Sea, opera 36:21
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Norma Burrowes, Valerie Hill, Gloria Jennings, Benjamin Luxon, Margaret Price, Helen Watts, Pauline Stevens and Orchestra Nova of London
Conducted by Meredith Davies

135. Hugh the Drover, or Love in the Stocks, opera 1:45:48
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Sheila Armstrong, Oliver Broome, Sally Burgess, John Fryatt, Leslie Fyson, Neil Jenkins, David Johnston, Robert Lloyd, Shirley Minty, Henry Newman, David Read, Linda Richardson, Michael Rippon, Terence Sharpe, Robert Tear, Helen Watts, Bruce Ogsten and Steve Davis [engineer]

136. Sir John in Love, opera 2:10:02
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Richard van Allan, John Alldis, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Bernard Dickerson, Wendy Eathorne, Gerald English, Brian Etheridge, Raimund Herincx, Terry Jenkins, John Alldis Choir, David Johnston, Robert Lloyd, New Philharmonia Orchestra of London, John Noble, Felicity Palmer, Lawrence Richard, Robert Tear, Stephen Varcoe, Helen Watts, John Winfield, Mark Rowlinson, Rowland Jones and Colin Wheatley
Conducted by Meredith Davies

137. The Pilgrim’s Progress, opera 2:05:42
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Richard Angas, Sheila Armstrong, Norma Burrowes, John Carol Case, Bernard Dickerson, Wendy Eathorne, John Elwes, Gerald English, Wynford Evans, Rodney Friend, Marie Hayward, Raimund Herincx, Alfreda Hodgson, Gloria Jennings, Gloria Jennings, Christopher Keyte, Robert Lloyd, London Philharmonic Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Noble, Ian Partridge, Doreen Price, Terence Sharpe, Terence Sharpe, Geoffrey Shaw, John Shirley-Quirk, Jean Temperley, Delia Wallis, Joseph Ward and Kenneth Woolman
Conducted by Adrian Boult

138. The Pilgrim’s Progress, opera: [Rehearsal Excerpt]. Act 3. Scene 1. (Vanity Fair) 9:16
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Adrian Boult
Performed by Rodney Friend and London Philharmonic Orchestra

139. The Pilgrim’s Progress, opera: [Rehearsal Excerpt]. Act 1. Nocturne 4:01
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Adrian Boult
Performed by Rodney Friend and London Philharmonic Orchestra

140. The Pilgrim’s Progress, opera: [Rehearsal Excerpt]. Act 4. Scene 1. (Mister By-En 5:42
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Adrian Boult
Performed by Rodney Friend and London Philharmonic Orchestra

141. The Pilgrim’s Progress, opera: [Rehearsal Excerpt]. Act 4. Scene 2. (The Shepherd 5:10
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Adrian Boult
Performed by Rodney Friend, Robert Lloyd, London Philharmonic Chorus and London Philharmonic Orchestra

142. The Pilgrim’s Progress, opera: [Rehearsal Excerpt]. Act 2. Scene 1. (The Arming o 2:50
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Adrian Boult
Performed by Rodney Friend, London Philharmonic Chorus and London Philharmonic Orchestra

Disc: 01
01. a Song for All Seas, All Ships. Behold, the Sea Itself
02. 1. a Song for All Seas, All Ships. Today a Rude Brief Recitative
03. 1. a Song for All Seas, All Ships. Flaunt Out, O Sea, Your Separate Flags of Nations!
04. 1. a Song for All Seas, All Ships. Token of All Brave Captains
05. 1. a Song for All Seas, All Ships. a Pennant Universal
06. 2. on the Beach at Night, Alone. on the Beach at Night, Alone
07. 2. on the Beach at Night, Alone. a Vast Similitude Interlocks All
08. 3. Scherzo: The Waves
09. 4. the Explorers. O Vast Rondure, Swimming in Space
10. 4. the Explorers. Down from the Gardens
11. 4. the Explorers. O We Can Wait No Longer
12. 4. the Explorers. O Thou Transcendent
13. 4. the Explorers. Greater Than Stars or Suns
14. 4. the Explorers. Sail Forth
15. 4. the Explorers. O My Brave Soul!

Disc: 02
01. Lento – Allegro Risoluto (Molto Pesante)
02. Lento
03. Scherzo (Nocturne) – Allegro Vivace
04. Andante Con Moto – Maestoso Alla Marcia (Quasi Lento) – Allegro – Maestoso Alla Marcia (Alla 1)
05. 1. Fantasia: Variazioni Senza Tema
06. 2. Scherzo Alla Marcia (Per Stromenti a Fiato): Allegro All Marcia
07. 3. Cavatina (Per Stromenti Ad Arco): Lento Espressivo
08. 4. Toccata: Moderato Maestoso

Disc: 03
01. Molto Moderato
02. Lento Moderato
03. Moderato Pesante
04. Lento
05. 1. Allegro
06. 2. Andante Moderato
07. 3. Scherzo: Allegro Molto
08. 4. Finale (Allegro Molto) Con Epilogo Fugato (Con Anima)

Disc: 04
01. Rondo Pastorale: Allegro Moderato
02. Minuet and Musett: Allegro Moderato
03. Finale (Scherzo): Presto – Lento – Presto
04. 1. Preludio: Moderato – Allegro – Tempo 1
05. 2. Scherzo: Presto Misterioso
06. 3. Romanza: Lento
07. 4. Passacaglia: Moderato – Allegro – Tempo Primo – Tempo Del Preludio0

Disc: 05
01. Allegro
02. Moderato –
03. Scherzo: Allegro Vivace
04. Epilogue: Moderato
05. 1. Moderato Maestoso
06. 2. Andante Sostenuto
07. 3. Scherzo: Allegro Pesante
08. 4. Andante Tranquillo

Disc: 06
01. Prelude: Andante Maestoso
02. Scherzo Ostinato: Presto
03. Intermezzo (Homage to Henry Hall): Andante Con Moto
04. Fantasia: Allegro
05. 1. Prelude (Andante Maestoso)
06. 2. Scherzo: Moderato
07. 3. Landscape: Lento
08. 4. Intermezzo: Andante Sostenuto
09. 4. Epilogue: Alla Marcia Moderato, Non Troppo Allegro

Disc: 07
01. Overture
02. Entr’acte
03. March Past the Kitchen Utensils
04. Entr’acte
05. Ballet and Final Tableau
06. Prelude
07. Fugue
08. 1. Toccata – Allegro Moderato
09. 2. Romanza: Lento
10. 3. Fuga Cromatica (Allegro) Con
11. Finale All Tedesca

Disc: 08
01. Toccata – Allegro Moderato
02. Romanza: Lento
03. Fuga Cromatica (Allegro) Con
04. Finale All Tedesca
05. Scene 1. Introduction –
06. Scene 1. Sarabande of the Sons of God
07. Scene 2. Satan’s Dance of Triumph
08. Scene 3. Minuet of the Sons of Job and Their Wives
09. Scene 4. Job’s Dream –
10. Scene 5. Dream of the Three Messengers
11. Scene 6. Dance of Job’s Comforters –
12. Scene 7. Elihu’s Dance of Youth and Beauty –
13. Scene 7. Pavane of the Sons of the Morning
14. Scene 8. Galliard of the Sons of the Morning
15. Scene 8. Altar Dance
16. Scene 9. Epilogue

Disc: 09
01. March (Seventeen Come Sunday)
02. Intermezzo (My Bonny Boy)
03. March (Folk Songs from Somerset)

Disc: 10
01. March (Seventeen Come Sunday)
02. Intermezzo (My Bonny Boy)
03. March (Folk Songs from Somerset)
04. Dawn Patrol
05. 1. Intrada: Largo
06. 2. Burlesca Ostinato: Allegro Moderato
07. 3. Sarabande: Lento
08. 4. Scherzo: Allegro, Tempo Di Valse
09. 5. March (A la Marcia) and Reprise
10. 1. Prelude: Allegro Moderato
11. 2. Romanza: Andante Sostenuto
12. 3. Finale: Rondo Alla Tedesca (Allegro)

Disc: 11
01. (Allegro Moderato)
02. Pipe Dance
03. Bowl Dance
04. Morris Jig: ‘Go and ‘List for a Sailor’
05. Folk Song: ‘A Bold Young Farmer’
06. Folk Song ‘The Jolly Thresherman’
07. Solo Jig
08. 1. Easter
09. 2. I Got Me Flowers
10. 3. Love Bade Me Welcome
11. 4. the Call
12. 5. Antiphon
13. Prelude

Disc: 12
01. Theme: Andante Maestoso
02. Var. 1: Poco Tranquillo
03. Var. 2: Tranquillo Cantabile
04. Var. 3: Allegro
05. Var. 4: Canon (Allegro)
06. Var. 5: Moderato Sostenuto
07. Var. 6: Tempo Di Valse
08. Var. 7: Arabesque (Andante Sostenuto)
09. Var. 8: Alla Polacca
10. Var. 9: Adagio
11. Var. 10: Fugato (Allegro Moderato E Risoluto)
12. Var. 11: Chorale
13. Eventide
14. Dominus Regit Me
15. 1. Allegro Pesante
16. 2. Adagio
17. 3. Presto
18. Rhosymerdre
19. Hyfrydol
20. 1. Allegro Moderato
21. 2. Minuet and Trio: Tempo Di Minuetto
22. 3. Romance: Andante Sostenuto
23. 4. Finale: Rondo Capriccioso (Allegro Molto – Pochettino Piã¹ Mosso)

Disc: 13
01. Fantasia: Allegro Giusto
02. Scherzo: Allegro Furioso, Ma Non Troppo
03. Tema Con Variazioni (Andante – Var. 6: Allegro)
04. 1. Prelude: Lento Ma Non Troppo
05. 2. Scherzo: Prestissimo
06. 3. Alla Sarabanda: Lento
07. 4. Burlesca: Allegro Modersto
08. 1. Adagio (Lovely on the Water)
09. 2. Andante Sostenuto (Spurn Point)
10. 3. Larghetto (Van Dieman’s Land)
11. 4. Lento (She Borrowed Some of Her Mother’s Gold)
12. 5. Andante Tranquillo: The Lady and the Dragoon
13. 6. Allegro Vivace (As I Walked Over London Bridge)
14. 1. Prelude: Allegro Appassionato
15. 2. Romance: Largo
16. 3. Scherzo: Allegro
17. 4. Epilogue: Greeting from Joan and Jean (Andante Sostenuto)

Disc: 14
01. ‘Agnus Dei’ (Lento) –
02. ‘Beat! Beat! Drums!’ (Allegro Moderato) –
03. Reconciliation (Allegro Moderato) –
04. Dirge for Two Veterans (Moderato Alla Marcia) –
05. ‘The Angel of Death Has Been Abroad’ (L’istesso Tempo) –
06. ‘O Man Greatly Beloved’

Disc: 15
01. (Lento)
02. Go, for They Call You, Shepherd
03. Here Will I Sit and Wait
04. Screen’d Is This Nook
05. That Sweet City
06. Come, Let Me Read
07. Or in My Boat I Lie
08. And Once in Winter
09. But What – I Dream!
10. No, No, Thou Hast Not Felt
11. Runs It Not Here
12. Needs Must I, with Heavy Heart
13. Soon Will the High Midsummer Pomps
14. He Hearkens Not!
15. Never More
16. Yes, Thou Art Gone!
17. Despair I Will Not
18. Why Faintest Thou?
19. 1. Sicut Lilium in Spinas (Lento)
20. 2. Jam Enim Hiems Transiit (Andante Con Moto)
21. 3. Quaesivi Quem Diligit Anima Mea (Lento – Allegro Moderato)
22. 4. Et Lectulum Salomonis (Moderato Alla Marcia)
23. 5. Revertere, Revertere Sulamitis! (Andante Quasi Lento)
24. 6. Pone Me Ut Signaculum (Moderato Tranquillo)
25. I Was in the Spirit (Lento)
26. And I Saw Heaven Opened (Allegro)
27. And I Saw An Angel Standing in the Sun (Meno Mosso)
28. Babylon the Great Is Fallen (Lento)
29. Rejoice Over Her O Heavens (Allegro Moderato)
30. And I Saw a New Heaven (Adagio)
31. Therfore Are They Before the Throne of God (Poco Meno Largo)
32. And I Saw a Pure River
33. Holy, Holy, Holy (Andante Sostenuto)
34. Heaven and Earth Are Full of Thy Glory (Poco Animato)

Disc: 16
01. Ballad: The Tunning of Elinor Rumming
02. Intermezzo: Pretty Bess
03. Burlesca: Epitaph on John Jayberd of Diss
04. Romanza: Jane Scroop
05. Scherzo: Jolly Rutterkin

Disc: 17
01. This Is the Truth Sent from Above
02. Come All You Worthy Gentlemen
03. On Christmas Night All Christians Sing
04. God Bless the Ruler of This House
05. 1. Prologue: Nowell! Nowell! (Vespers for Christmas Day)
06. 2. Narration: Now Is the Birth of Jesus Christ
07. 3. Song: It Was the Winter Wild
08. 4. Narration: And It Came to Pass in Those Days
09. 5. Choral: The Blessed Son of God
10. 6. Narration: And There Were in the Same Country
11. 7. Song: The Oxen (Christmas Eve, and Twelve of the Clock)
12. 8. Narration: And the Shepherds Returned
13. 9. Pastoral: The Shepherds Sing
14. 10. Narration: But Mary Kept All These Things
15. 11. Lullaby: Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sang
16. 12. Hymn: Bright Portals of the Sky
17. 13. Narration: Now When Jesus Was Born
18. 14. the March of the Three Kings: From Kingdoms of Wisdom
19. 15. Choral: No Sad Thought His Soul Affright
20. 16. Epilogue: In the Beginning Was the Word

Disc: 18
01. This Is the Truth Sent from Above
02. Come All You Worthy Gentlemen
03. On Christmas Night All Christians Sing
04. God Bless the Ruler of This House
05. 1. the Conspiracy
06. 2. Drinking Song
07. 3. Falstaff and the Fairies
08. 4. Wedding Chorus
09. 5. Epilogue
10. 1. the Vagabond
11. 2. Let Beauty Awake
12. 3. the Roadside Fire
13. 4. Youth and Love
14. 5. in Dreams
15. 6. the Infinite Shining Heavens
16. 7. Wither Must I Wander
17. 8. Bright Is the Ring of Words
18. 9. I Have Trod the Upward and the Downward Slope
19. 1. on Wenlock Edge
20. 2. from Far, from Eve and Morning
21. 3. Is My Team Ploughing
22. 4. Oh, When I Was in Love with You
23. 5. Bredon Hill
24. 6. Clun

Disc: 19
01. Kyrie
02. Gloria
03. Credo
04. Sanctus – Osana 1 – Benedictus – Osana 2
05. Agnus Dei
06. Bryn Calfaria
07. Rhosymedre
08. Hyfrydol

Disc: 20
01. Lord Come Away
02. Who Is This Fair One?
03. Come Love, Come Lord
04. Evening Hymn
05. 1. Your Eyã«N Two
06. 2. So Hath Your Beauty
07. 3. Since I from Love
08. 1. Infant Joy
09. 2. a Poison Tree
10. 3. the Piper
11. 4. London
12. 5. the Lamb
13. 6. the Shepherd
14. 7. Ah, Sun-Flower!
15. 8. Cruelty Has a Human Heart
16. 9. the Divine Image
17. 10. Eternity
18. 1. on Wenlock Edge
19. 2. from Far, from Eve and Morning
20. 3. Is My Team Ploughing
21. 4. Oh, When I Was in Love with You
22. 5. Bredon Hill
23. 6. Clun

Disc: 21
01. Love-Sight
02. Silent Noon
03. Love’s Minstrels
04. Heart’s Haven
05. Death in Love
06. Love’s Last Gift
07. 1. the Vagabond
08. 2. Let Beauty Awake
09. 3. the Roadside Fire
10. 4. Youth and Love
11. 5. in Dreams
12. 6. the Infinite Shining Heavens
13. 7. Whither Must I Wander?
14. 8. Bright Is the Ring of Words
15. 9. I Have Trod the Upward and the Downward Slope

Disc: 22
01. the Dark-Eyed Sailor
02. the Spring Time of the Year
03. Just As the Tide Was Flowing
04. the Lover’s Ghost (Well Met, My Own True Love)
05. Wassail Song

Disc: 23
01. Prologue
02. Wake Now
03. the Calling of the Bride
04. the Minstrels
05. Procession of the Bride
06. the Temple Gates
07. the Bell Ringers
08. the Lover’s Song
09. the Minstrel’s Song
10. Song of the Winged Loves
11. Prayer to Juno
12. Where Is She?
13. Where Is the Bit of New Rope
14. Wait, Nora
15. You Didn’t Give Him His Bit of Bread?
16. Bartley Will Be Lost Now
17. They Are All Gone Now

Disc: 24
01. Act 1. (Allegro Vivacissimo) – Buy, Buy, Buy
02. Act 1. Cold Blows the Wind on Costall
03. Act 1. As I Was A-Walking
04. Act 1. Show Me the Richer Man
05. Act 1. Here Come the Morris Men
06. Act 1. Life Must Be Full of Care
07. Act 1. Sweet Little Linnet That Longs to Be Free
08. Act 1. Hore-Hoofs, Horse-Hoofs, Thunder Down the Valleys
09. Act 1. in the Night-Time I Have Seen You Riding
10. Act 1. Mary! Mary!
11. Act 1. Oh, the Devil and Bonyparty
12. Act 1. Yes, I!
13. Act 1. Are You Ready? Go!
14. Act 1. the Drover’s Won!
15. Act 1. I Tell You There’s a Price on This Man’s Head

Disc: 25
01. Act 2. (Lento Moderato) Past Four O’Clock
02. Act 2. Gaily I Go to Die
03. Act 2. Hugh!… Mary!
04. Act 2. Sweet Little Home
05. Act 2. Where’s She Gone To?
06. Act 2. Here, Queen Uncrowned
07. Act 2. a Trollop from the Stocks
08. Act 2. Dropped from the Ranks on a Winter Night
09. Act 2. March Away, John
10. Act 2. O Foolish Girl, O Radiant Soul!
11. Act 2. Oh! the Sky Shall Be Our Roof

Disc: 26
01. Act 1. (Allegro Vivace) – What-Hoa!
02. Act 1. How Now, Master Shallow
03. Act 1. O Heavens, This Is Mistress Anne Page
04. Act 1. Ahem… I Had Rather Than Forty Shillings
05. Act 1. Weep Eyes, Break Heart
06. Act 1. Do But Look on Her Eyes
07. Act 1. I See I Cannot Get Thy Father’s Love
08. Act 1. Vere Is Dat Knave Rugby?
09. Act 1. I Will Myself Marry Anne Page
10. Act 1. Master Fenton, I’ll Be Sworn She Loves You
11. Act 1. Back and Side Go Bare
12. Act 1. I Spy Entertainment in Her
13. Act 1. Wilt Thou Revenge?
14. Act 1. Love My Wife? I Will Be Patient
15. Act 1. When Daises Pied and Violets Blue
16. Act 2. Scene 1. (Allegro Moderato E Maestoso)
17. Act 2. Scene 1. Thine Own True Knight
18. Act 2. Scene 1. Ask Me No Reason Why I Love You
19. Act 2. Scene 1. Sigh No More, Ladies
20. Act 2. Scene 1. (Maestoso)
21. Act 2. Scene 2. Bardolph, Bardolph, I Say!
22. Act 2. Scene 2. Give Your Worship Good Morrow
23. Act 2. Scene 2. O That Joy So Soon Should Waste!
24. Act 2. Scene 2. There’s One Master Brook Below
25. Act 2. Scene 2. I Have Long Loved Her
26. Act 2. Scene 2. the Dew That Lies on Roses
27. Act 2. Scene 2. Vere Is Mine Host of de Garter?
28. Act 2. Scene 2. (Maestoso)

Disc: 27
01. Act 3. Scene 1. Interlude. (Andante Moderato)
02. Act 3. Scene 1. Interlude. Yet Hear Me Speak
03. Act 3. Scene 1. Interlude. Beauty Clear and Fair
04. Act 3. Scene 1. Interlude. Fair and Fair and Twice So Fair
05. Act 3. Scene 1. Interlude. But Listen, Good Mine Host
06. Act 3. Scene 1. Interlude. I Mun Be Married A-Sunday
07. Act 3. Scene 2. (Lento) – When We Sat Down in Papylon
08. Act 3. Scene 2. How Now, Master Parson? –
09. Act 3. Scene 2. Peace, I Say!
10. Act 3. Scene 2. When I Was a Bachelor
11. Act 3. Scene 2. (Allegro)
12. Act 3. Scene 3. What, John! What, Robert!
13. Act 3. Scene 3. Alas My Love, You Do Me Wrong
14. Act 3. Scene 3. Have I Caught My Heavenly Jewel
15. Act 3. Scene 3. Mistress Ford! Mistress Ford!
16. Act 3. Scene 3. When I Was a Bachelor
17. Act 3. Scene 3. Nay, Follow Him Gentleman
18. Act 3. Scene 3. Mistress Page!… Mistress Page!
19. Act 4. Scene 1. (Andante Piacevole)
20. Act 4. Scene 1. Pardon Me, Wife
21. Act 4. Scene 1. There Is An Old Tale Goes
22. Act 4. Scene 1. Trib, Fairies, Trib… Round About in a Fair Ring-A
23. Act 4. Scene 1. (Lento Moderato) [Greensleeves]
24. Act 4. Scene 2. (Vivace)
25. Act 4. Scene 2. the Windsor Bell Hath Struck Twelve
26. Act 4. Scene 2. Oo Oo!… Fairies Black, Grey, Green and White
27. Act 4. Scene 2. Dances of the Fairies (Allegro Pesante) – But Stay, I Smell a Man of Middle Earth
28. Act 4. Scene 2. Pinch Him, Pinch Him Black and Blue
29. Act 4. Scene 2. (Moderato) – Nay, Do Not Fly
30. Act 4. Scene 2. See the Chariot at Hand
31. Act 4. Scene 2. Whether Men Do Laugh or Weep
32. Act 4. Scene 2. Dance (Presto)

Disc: 28
01. Prologue: Bunyan in Prison
02. Act 1. Scene 1. the Pilgrim Meets Evangelist
03. Act 1. Scene 2. the House Beautiful
04. Act 1. Nocturne (Intermezzo)
05. Act 2. Scene 1. the Arming of the Pilgrim
06. Act 2. Scene 2. the Pilgrim Meets Apollyon
07. Act 3. Scene 1. Vanity Fair. Buy! What Will Ye Buy?
08. Act 3. Scene 1. Vanity Fair. I Buy the Truth!

Disc: 29
01. Act 3. Scene 2. the Pilgrim in Prison
02. Act 4. Scene 1. the Pilgrim Meets Mister By-Ends
03. Act 4. Entr’acte
04. Act 4. Scene 2. the Delectable Mountains. Who So Dwelleth
05. Act 4. Scene 2. the Delectable Mountains. the Lord Is My Shepherd
06. Act 4. Scene 3. the Pilgrim Reaches the End of His Journey
07. Act 4. Epilogue
08. [Rehearsal Excerpt]. Act 3. Scene 1. (Vanity Fair)
09. [Rehearsal Excerpt]. Act 1. Nocturne
10. [Rehearsal Excerpt]. Act 4. Scene 1. (Mister By-Ends)
11. [Rehearsal Excerpt]. Act 4. Scene 2. (The Shepherds)
12. [Rehearsal Excerpt]. Act 2. Scene 1. (The Arming of the Pilgrim)

I don’t usually write reviews, but I thought I’d have a go after reading some of the reviews others have written here. True, there are no lyrics, libretto, or notes in this set. Also, there is no apparent order to the works (chronological would be nice), though the producers at least seemed to try to group certain styles together, which I appreciate. Usually this lack of information bothers me because I like to know as much as possible about who and what I’m listening to. At least the booklet tells the titles of the pieces, their movements, and the performers as well as the dates they were recorded. Just that alone comprises nearly 40 pages. What you get here is good MUSIC and lots of it. I love having the alternate versions – though there are only a few.

If you are new to RVW like I was when I bought this and are interested in getting a fuller picture of his work than what just a symphonies box set or a few “greatest hits”-type CDs can offer, I can without hesitation recommend you purchase this set. It has such a broad range of styles from symphonies, to folk songs, to operas, and more. I made it half way through this box so far and have not heard a bad recording — quality-wise or performance-wise. I am very pleased with this set and would certainly buy it again if I had to do it all over. Buy it, and you may even find yourself scouring libraries in search of RVW’s biography (written by his widow) like I did to learn more about the life of this remarkable composer! This boxed set is highly recommended.

8 Comments

  1. thank you very much, i hope u post more of EMI ( The Collector’s Edition ) BOX SET’S, :mrgreen:

  2. for months i was searching this edition. millions of thanks for this fantastic post!
    stay tuned buddy!

  3. Thank you very much! Williams is another composer who respects roots & folk music. This is a great post, with EAC cues and logs, and lots of scans. I am partial to the Adrian Boult, but all of it sounds great. Thank you for taking so much time and effort to share this with us.

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