Vaughan Williams: The New Collector's Edition

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Vaughan Williams: The New Collector's Edition
Joan Rodgers, William Shimmell, Vernon Handley, Adrian Boult, Richard Hickox, Helen Watts, Janet Baker, Robert Tear, etc

[ Warner Classics / 30 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 30 September 2022

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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 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.

"The chamber music is spearheaded by the venerable but long-lasting virtues of The Music Group of London, who perform the Second Quartet; the First is played by the Britten Quartet. On Wenlock Edge is represented by two versions. Firstly, there is Ian Patridge and The Music Group of London, and second, in the orchestral version, there's Robert Tear with Rattle and the City of Birmingham." MusicWeb

"If you want three versions of the Serenade to Music, here they are - the full choral one, the one for 16 vocal soloists and the orchestral version. There is only one version of the Tallis Fantasia but thankfully it's Silvestri's - gloriously red-bloodied. Dives and Lazarus is in the safe, sympathetic hands of David Willcocks" MusicWeb

"The playing by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is of the highest standard throughout, with notable solos taken by the leader and other string and wind section principals...I'd forgotten how effectively Handley paced the symphonies or how successful a symphonic set this was. He had all the attributes of his mentor and guide, Boult, but had the Liverpool orchestra playing at the top of its form - and heard in splendid sound." MusicWeb


Symphony No. 1 'A Sea Symphony'
Joan Rodgers (Soprano), William Shimmell (baritone)

Symphony No. 2 'A London Symphony'

Symphony No. 3 'A Pastoral Symphony'

Symphony No. 4 in F minor
Alison Barlow (soprano)

Symphony No. 6 in E minor

Symphony No. 5 in D major

Symphony No. 7 'Sinfonia antartica'

Symphony No. 8 in D minor

Symphony No. 9 in E minor

Oboe Concerto in A minor
Jonathan Small (oboe)

Serenade to Music

Partita for double string orchestra

The Wasps - Aristophanic Suite

Prelude and Fugue in C minor
David Bell (organ)

Piano Concerto in C major
Piers Lane (piano)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Piano Concerto in C for two pianos
Vitya Vronsky and Victor Babin (pianos)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Job - A Masque for Dancing
London Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Serenade to Music
Norma Burrowes (soprano), Sheila Armstrong (soprano), Marie Hayward (soprano), Susan Longfield (soprano), Alfreda Hodgson (contralto), Shirley Minty (contralto), Meriel Dickinson (contralto), Gloria Jennings (contralto), Ian Partridge (tenor), Bernard Dickerson (tenor), Wynford Evans (tenor), Kenneth Bowen (tenor), Richard Angas (bass), John Noble (bass), John Carol Case (bass), Christopher Keyte (bass)

English Folk Song Suite
Central Band of the RAF/Wing Commander Eric Banks

Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1

Fantasia on Greensleeves

In the Fen Country
New Philharmonia Orchestra, Adrian Boult

The Lark Ascending

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Constantin Silvestri

Sea Songs: March

English Folk Song Suite

Dawn Patrol (from Coastal Command)

Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra

Romance for strings, piano and harmonica

Tuba Concerto in F minor
Philip Catelinet (tuba)
London Symphony Orchestra/John Barbirolli

Serenade to Music (orchestral version)

The Poisoned Kiss Overture

Old King Cole

Five Mystical Songs

Prelude on an Old Carol Tune

The Running Set

49th Parallel: Prelude

Sea Songs: March

Variations for Orchestra
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Two Hymn-tune Preludes

Violin Concerto in D minor 'Concerto Accademico'

Preludes (3) on Welsh Hymn Tunes (Bryn Calfaria, Rhosymedre & Hyfrydol), for organ

String Quartet No. 1 in G minor

Violin Sonata in A minor

Phantasy Quintet

String Quartet No. 2 in A minor

Six Studies in English Folksong

Fantasia on Greensleeves

Suite For Viola And Orchestra
Herbert Downes (viola)

Toward the Unknown Region

Dona Nobis Pacem
Sheila Armstrong, soprano, John Carol Case, baritone

Fantasia on the Old 104th


An Oxford Elegy
John Westbrook (speaker); Jacques Orchestra

Whitsunday Hymn

Flos Campi

Sancta Civitas

Five Tudor Portraits


Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'

Linden Lea

Wither's rocking hymn

Hodie (A Christmas Cantata)

Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Fantasia on Christmas Carols

In Windsor Forest

Songs of Travel

On Wenlock Edge

Mass in G minor

The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune 'All people that on earth do dwell'

O Taste and See

Te Deum in G

For all the saints (Sine nomine)

Preludes (3) on Welsh Hymn Tunes (Bryn Calfaria, Rhosymedre & Hyfrydol), for organ

The truth sent from above

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Joseph and Mary

And All In The Morning

Alleluya, sing to Jesus

Come down, O Love divine (Down Ampney)

The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune 'All people that on earth do dwell'

Four Hymns

Merciless Beauty

Ten Blake Songs

The Water Mill

The New Ghost

On Wenlock Edge

The House of Life

Songs of Travel
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)/David Willison (piano)


Riders to the Sea

Hugh the Drover
Robert Tear, Sheila Armstrong, Michael Rippon, Robert Lloyd

Sir John in Love
Felicity Palmer, Robert Tear, Robert Lloyd, Helen Watts

The Pilgrim's Progress
John Noble (The Pilgrim) Raimund Herincx (John Bunyan), John Carol Case (Evangelist)