BEYOND MY DREAM: THE GREEK PLAYS
“Music of undeniable beauty.”
25 May 1912
A premiere recording from
The recording label of
THE RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS SOCIETY
An hour of unknown but lovely music, from the early maturity of Vaughan Williams, now recorded for the first time.
A WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING!
The mezzo soprano soloist, Heather Lowe in her recording debut, sometimes sings and sometimes recites the words of the choruses, accompanied by female voices (and additional soloists) from Joyful Company of Singers and by Britten Sinfonia conducted by Alan Tongue. Alan Tongue transcribed the music from parts and scores in the British Library, realising some of it from short score.
Recording at St Jude
Above: Beyond My Dream recording session.
Thou immaculate on high 11’47
1) Onward O labouring tread 11’47
2) for the ships of Troy 6’54
Iphigenia in Tauris
Realised from short score by Alan Tongue
1) Prelude 2’06
2) Dark of the sea 8’38
3) Bird of the sea rocks 9’08
4) Oh, fair the fruits of Leto blow 6’53
5) Go forth in bliss 3’06
(CD1 total playing time: 62’44)
Heather Lowe Mezzo Soprano
Joyful Company of Singers Music Director Peter Broadbent
Britten Sinfonia Leader Magnus Johnston
Alan Tongue Conductor
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Above: Purer than Pearl recording session.
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