Williams / Lowe / Tongue

Williams / Lowe / Tongue: Beyond My Dream / Music of Greek Plays

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Artist: Williams / Lowe / Tongue
Title: Beyond My Dream / Music of Greek Plays
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

Albion Records is proud to present this new album of unknown music from the early maturity of Ralph Vaughan Williams. In 1911, RVW wrote music for three plays by Euripides, then newly translated into English verse by Gilbert Murray. He wrote music that he considered worthy of the plays, while also satisfying the requirements of Isadora Duncan (for dancing) and Gilbert Murray (who was anxious that the music should not overwhelm the poetry). Whether experimental or not, Murray finally concluded that he liked it very much. There was a single public performance, of which we know very little, but none of the music was ever performed with the plays for which it had been written. This beautiful music, for mezzo soprano, female chorus and orchestra has been transcribed from the scores and parts, and is recorded for the first time.

Tracks:
1.1 Thou Immaculate on High - for His Kingdom It Is There - Where Is the Home for Me?
1.2 Onward O Labouring Tread
1.3 O for the Ships of Troy - There Came a Man
1.4 Prelude
1.5 Dark of the Sea
1.6 Bird of the Sea Rocks
1.7 Oh, Fair the Fruits of Leto Blow
1.8 Go Forth in Bliss

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