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The Best of Vaughan Williams - Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor); Christopher Maltman (baritone); David Greed (violin); Graham Johnson (piano);...
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  1. 49th Parallel, film score (The Invaders): Prelude
  2. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras
  3. Linden Lea, song for voice & orchestra ("In Linden Lea"; "A Dorset Song")
  4. Symphony No. 2 in G major ("A London Symphony"): 1. Lento - Allegro risoluto
  5. The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite, for orchestra from the incidental music: Overture
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  1. 49th Parallel, film score (The Invaders): Prelude
  2. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras
  3. Linden Lea, song for voice & orchestra ("In Linden Lea"; "A Dorset Song")
  4. Symphony No. 2 in G major ("A London Symphony"): 1. Lento - Allegro risoluto
  5. The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite, for orchestra from the incidental music: Overture
  6. Silent Noon ("Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass"), song for voice & piano (The House of Life No. 2)
  7. Variants (5) of "Dives and Lazarus" for string orchestra & harp (or harps)
  8. Symphony No. 1 for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra ("A Sea Symphony"): 2. On the Beach at Night, alone
  9. Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera "Sir John in Love")
  10. The Lark Ascending, romance for violin & orchestra
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Devotees of the composer might argue that a collection called The Best of Ralph Vaughan Williams ought to be at least a 30-disc set containing all his symphonies, operas, and oratorios, plus a large selection of his songs, concertos, and other orchestral works. But since a large part of the purpose of a best-of collection is to introduce listeners unfamiliar with the composer to sample his work, a single-disc selection is probably more effective. For this purpose, the A&R department at Naxos has assembled 10 tracks for this ...

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The Best of Vaughan Williams 2008, Naxos

UPC: 730099683524

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