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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5; Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Serenade to Music - Cecylia Arzewski (violin); Christopher Rex (cello); David Arenz (violin); Jessica Rivera (soprano);...
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  1. Psalm Tunes (9) for Archbishop Parker's Psalter, for 4 voices: Why fum'th in fight?
  2. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras
  3. Symphony No. 5 in D major
  4. Serenade to Music, for orchestra (arranged from the choral work)

Brilliant programming is here undone by mediocre performances. Starting with Thomas Tallis' brief a cappella chorus "Why Fum'th in Fight" to lead into Ralph Vaughan Williams' ecstatic string orchestra Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis based on "Why Fum'th" was a brilliant idea. For the first time, listeners could hear the source and the elaboration side by side, and thereby take a truer measure of Vaughan Williams' genius. And following these with Vaughan Williams's sublime Fifth Symphony and rapturous Serenade to Music ...

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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5; Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Serenade to Music 2007, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408067624

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