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Concertos (and works involoving instrumental soloists)
white gates
Above: Vaughan Williams in his garden at 'White Gates'.
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Flos Campi

Suite for viola, small wordless mixed chorus and small orchestra.

AUDIO SOUNDCLIPS: English Chamber Orchestra, Conductor Matthew Best, Corydon Singers, Nobuko Imai (viola).
©Hyperion

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YOU TUBE CLIP: Northern Sinfonia, Conductor Richard Hickox, Philp Dukes (viola).
©Chandos



George Meredith

 

The Lark Ascending

Romance for violin and orchestra.

AUDIO SOUNDCLIP: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor Sir Adrian Boult, Hugh Bean (violin).
©HMV

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YOU TUBE CLIP: This performance was staged at Shirehampton Public Hall near Bristol where The Lark Ascending was performed for the very first time in December 1920.
Julia Hwang
(violin) Charles Matthews (piano).
©BBC



Above Left: George Meredith wrote the poem on which the piece was based. The Lark Ascending was dedicated to Marie Hall who gave the first public performance with Geoffery Mendham (pianoforte), at Shirehampton Public Hall, Bristol, on 15 December 1920. Vaughan WIlliams had made a special arrangement of the piece especially for the occasion.

 

Suite for Viola and Small Orchestra

Romance for viola and piano

AUDIO SOUNDCLIP: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Frederick Riddle (viola), Conductor Richard Hickox.
©CHANDOS

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YOU TUBE CLIP: Maxim Rysanov (viola), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Jiri Belohlavek
©BBC




Philip Catellet

 

Concerto in F minor for Bass Tuba and Orchestra

Vaughan Williams wrote the concerto for Philip Catelinet, principal tubist of the London Symphony Orchestra

AUDIO SOUNDCLIPS: London Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Bryden Thomson.
©CHANDOS

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YOU TUBE CLIP: James Gourlay Tuba, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Conductor Gavin Sutherland
©Naxos




Above Left: Vaughan Williams with Philip Catellet

 

Concerto in D minor for violin and string orchestra (Concerto AcCademico)

Vaughan Williams's homage to Bach

AUDIO SOUNDCLIP: London Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Bryden Thomson.
©CHANDOS 9262

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YOU TUBE CLIP: Bradley Creswick (violin), Northern Sinfonia of England, Conductor Richard Hickox
©EMI




Harriet

 

Piano Concerto in C major

Later for two pianos. Harriet Cohen gave the first performance on 1st February in 1933 with Adrian Boult conducting.

AUDIO SOUNDCLIP: London Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Bryden Thomson, Howard Shelley (piano).
©CHANDOS

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YOU TUBE CLIP: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor Vernon Handley, Howard Shelley (piano).
©LYRITA




Above Left: Harriet Cohen

 

Concerto in A minor for Oboe and Strings

A pastoral work written for Léon Goosens.

AUDIO SOUNDCLIPS: Academy of St Martin-in-the Field, Conductor Neville Marriner.
©Decca

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YOU TUBE CLIP: Maurice Bourgue (oboe), English Symphony Orchestra, English String Orchestra, Conductor William Boughton
©Nimbus




Phyliss

 

The Lake in the Mountains

1947. Based on music from the film 49th Parallel. Dedicated to Phylliss Sellick.

AUDIO SOUNDCLIP: Ian Brown (piano) [Nash Ensemble].
©Hyperion

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YOU TUBE SOUNDCLIP: Peter Jacobs (piano)
©Trax Classique




Above Left: Phyliss Sellick

 

Hymn Tune Prelude on 'Song 13' by Orlando Gibbons

1928.

AUDIO SOUNDCLIP: Peter Jacobs (piano).
©Trax Classique

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YOU TUBE CLIP: Iain Burnside (piano).
©Albion


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