Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 An Oxford Elegy: I. (Lento)
Ralph Vaughan Williams 2:03
2 An Oxford Elegy: II. Go, for they call you, Shepherd
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1:05
3 An Oxford Elegy: III. Here will I sit and wait
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1:45
4 An Oxford Elegy: IV. Screen'd is this nook
Ralph Vaughan Williams 0:49
5 An Oxford Elegy: V. That sweet city
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1:39
6 An Oxford Elegy: VI. Come, let me read
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1:05
7 An Oxford Elegy: VII. Or in my boat I lie
Ralph Vaughan Williams 0:48
8 An Oxford Elegy: VIII. And once, in winter
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1:11
9 An Oxford Elegy: IX. But what-I dream
Ralph Vaughan Williams 0:36
10 An Oxford Elegy: X. No, no, thou hast not felt
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1:36
11 An Oxford Elegy: XI. Runs it not here
Ralph Vaughan Williams 0:43
12 An Oxford Elegy: XII. Needs must I, with heavy heart
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1:03
13 An Oxford Elegy: XIII. Soon will the high Midsummer pomps
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1:29
14 An Oxford Elegy: XIV. He hearkens not!
Ralph Vaughan Williams 0:54
15 An Oxford Elegy: XV. Never more
Ralph Vaughan Williams 0:58
16 An Oxford Elegy: XVI. Yes, thou art gone!
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1:49
17 An Oxford Elegy: XVII. Despair I will not
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1:17
18 An Oxford Elegy: XVIII. Why faintest thou?
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1:23
19 Whitsunday Hymn (No. 3 of Three Choral Hymns)
Ralph Vaughan Williams 3:56
20 Flos Campi: I. Sicut Lillium inter spinas: Lento
Ralph Vaughan Williams 2:47
21 Flos Campi: II. Jan enim hiems transiit: Andante con moto
Ralph Vaughan Williams 3:26
22 Flos Campi: III. Quaesivi quem diligit anima mea: Lento-Allegro moderato
Ralph Vaughan Williams 3:08
23 Flos Campi: IV. En lectulum Salomonis: Moderato alla marcia
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1:43
24 Flos Campi: V. Revertere, revertere Sulamitis!: Andante quasi lento
Ralph Vaughan Williams 3:06
25 Flos Campi: VI. Pone me ut signaculum: Moderato tranquillo
Ralph Vaughan Williams 5:49
26 Sancta Civitas (The Holy City): I. I was in the spirit: Lento
Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:49
27 Sancta Civitas (The Holy City): II. And I saw Heaven: Allegro
Ralph Vaughan Williams 2:21
28 Sancta Civitas (The Holy City): III. And I saw an angel standing in the sun: Meno mosso
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1:31
29 Sancta Civitas (The Holy City): IV. Babylon the great is fallen: Lento
Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:15
30 Sancta Civitas (The Holy City): V. Rejoice over her O Heavens: Allegro moderato
Ralph Vaughan Williams 3:14
31 Sancta Civitas (The Holy City): VI. And I saw a new heaven: Adagio
Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:58
32 Sancta Civitas (The Holy City): VII. Therefore are they before the throne of God: Poco meno largo
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1:10
33 Sancta Civitas (The Holy City): VIII. And I saw a pure river
Ralph Vaughan Williams 2:41
34 Sancta Civitas (The Holy City): IX. Holy, Holy, Holy: Andante sostenuto
Ralph Vaughan Williams 2:59
35 Sancta Civitas (The Holy City): X. Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory: Poco animato
Ralph Vaughan Williams 3:17
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Five Mystical Songs: I. Easter
Ralph Vaughan Williams 5:10
2 Five Mystical Songs: II. I got me flowers
Ralph Vaughan Williams 2:54
3 Five Mystical Songs: III. Love bade me welcome
Ralph Vaughan Williams 5:26
4 Five Mystical Songs: IV. The Call
Ralph Vaughan Williams 2:10
5 Five Mystical Songs: V. Antiphon
Ralph Vaughan Williams 3:23
6 O clap your hands
Ralph Vaughan Williams 3:18
7 A Choral Fantasia, H177, Op. 51
Gustav Holst 17:15
8 Psalm 86, H117, No. 1
Gustav Holst 8:07
9 Dies natalis, Op. 8: I. Intrada
Gerald Finzi 5:07
10 Dies natalis, Op. 8: II. Rhapsody: Recitativo stromentato
Gerald Finzi 6:31
11 Dies natalis, Op. 8: III. The Rapture: Danza
Gerald Finzi 3:33
12 Dies natalis, Op. 8: IV. Wonder: Arioso
Gerald Finzi 4:20
13 Dies natalis, Op. 8: V. The Salutation: Aria
Gerald Finzi 4:13
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Mass in G minor: I. Kyrie
Ralph Vaughan Williams 3:57
2 Mass in G minor: II. Gloria
Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:06
3 Mass in G minor: III. Credo
Ralph Vaughan Williams 6:59
4 Mass in G minor: IV. Sanctus-Osanna I-Benedictus-Osanna II
Ralph Vaughan Williams 5:29
5 Mass in G minor: V. Agnus Dei
Ralph Vaughan Williams 3:50
6 Lo, the full, final Sacrifice, Op. 26
Gerald Finzi 14:00
7 Mater ora fillum
Sir Arnold Bax 10:26
8 God is gone up, Op. 27, No. 2
Gerald Finzi 4:32
9 I sing of a maiden that is makeless
Sir Arnold Bax 3:54
10 This Worldes Jole
Sir Arnold Bax 6:19
11 Magnifica, Op. 36
Gerald Finzi 9:22
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Intimations of immortality, Op. 29: I. There was a time when meadow, grove and stream
Gerald Finzi 9:37
2 Intimations of immortality, Op. 29: II. The rainbow comes and gone
Gerald Finzi 2:17
3 Intimations of immortality, Op. 29: III. Now, while the birds thus sing a joyous song
Gerald Finzi 5:07
4 Intimations of immortality, Op. 29: IV. Ye blessèd Creatures, I have heard the call
Gerald Finzi 5:51
5 Intimations of immortality, Op. 29: V. Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting
Gerald Finzi 3:59
6 Intimations of immortality, Op. 29: VI. Earth fills her lap with pleasures of her own
Gerald Finzi 1:21
7 Intimations of immortality, Op. 29: VII. O joy! that in our embers
Gerald Finzi 8:17
8 Intimations of immortality, Op. 29: VIII. Then sing, ye Birds, sing, sing a joyous song!
Gerald Finzi 3:46
9 Intimations of immortality, Op. 29: IX. And O, ye Fountains, Meadows, Hills and Groves
Gerald Finzi 4:59
10 Grand Fantasia and Toccata for piano and orchestra, Op. 38: I. Molto grave
Gerald Finzi 9:37
11 Grand Fantasia and Toccata for piano and orchestra, Op. 38: II. Allegro vigoroso
Gerald Finzi 6:06
CD 5
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Perfect Fool, Op. 39: I. Andante
Gustav Holst 0:57
2 The Perfect Fool, Op. 39: II. Dance of Spirits of Earth: Moderato-Andante
Gustav Holst 3:39
3 The Perfect Fool, Op. 39: III. Dance of Spirits of Water: Allegretto
Gustav Holst 2:47
4 The Perfect Fool, Op. 39: IV. Dance of Spirits of Fire: Allegro moderato
Gustav Holst 3:24
5 Egdon Heath-Homage to Hardy, Op. 47
Gustav Holst 14:48
6 The Planets-Suite, Op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War: Allegro
Gustav Holst 7:19
7 The Planets-Suite, Op. 32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace: Adagio
Gustav Holst 8:52
8 The Planets-Suite, Op. 32: III. Mecury, the Winged Messenger: Vivace
Gustav Holst 4:05
9 The Planets-Suite, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity: Allegro giocoso
Gustav Holst 8:04
10 The Planets-Suite, Op. 32: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age: Adagio
Gustav Holst 9:13
11 The Planets-Suite, Op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician: Allegro
Gustav Holst 6:28
12 The Planets-Suite, Op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic: Andante
Gustav Holst 7:09

Credits

CD 1

viola:
Cecil Aronowitz (1968-07-30 – 1968-07-31) (tracks 20–25)
additional choir vocals:
The Bach Choir (tracks 26–35)
baritone vocals:
John Shirley‐Quirk (bass-baritone) (tracks 26–35)
choir vocals:
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge (tracks 1–19, 26–35)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge (1968-07-30 – 1968-07-31) (tracks 20–25)
composer:
Ralph Vaughan Williams (tracks 1–18, 20–25)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1923 – 1925) (tracks 26–35)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1930) (track 19)
conductor:
Sir David Willcocks (tracks 1–19, 26–35)
Sir David Willcocks (1968-07-30 – 1968-07-31) (tracks 20–25)
lyricist:
Matthew Arnold (poet) (tracks 1–18)
Myles Coverdale (track 19)
orchestra:
Jacques Orchestra (tracks 1–18)
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 26–35)
Jacques Orchestra (1968-07-30 – 1968-07-31) (tracks 20–25)
spoken vocals:
John Westbrook (tracks 1–18)
tenor vocals:
Robin Doveton (English tenor vocalist) (track 19)
Ian Partridge (tracks 26–35)
recorded at:
Trinity College Chapel in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom (1968-07-30 – 1968-07-31) (tracks 20–25)
part of:
Three Choral Hymns (track 19)
Flos campi (tracks 20–25)
Sancta Civitas (tracks 26–35)
An Oxford Elegy (tracks 1–18)
recording of:
Flos campi: I. Sicut lilium inter spinas (Lento) (1968-07-30 – 1968-07-31) (track 20)
Flos campi: II. Jam enim hiems transiit (Andante con moto) (1968-07-30 – 1968-07-31) (track 21)
Flos campi: IV. En lectulum Salomonis (Moderato alla marcia) (1968-07-30 – 1968-07-31) (track 23)
Flos campi: VI. Pone me ut signaculum (Moderato tranquillo) (1968-07-30 – 1968-07-31) (track 25)

CD 2

organ:
Ralph Downes (1963-09-23) (tracks 7–8)
baritone vocals:
John Shirley‐Quirk (bass-baritone) (tracks 1–5)
choir vocals:
composer:
Ralph Vaughan Williams (tracks 1–5)
Gustav Holst (1912) (track 8)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1920) (track 6)
Gustav Holst (1930) (track 7)
Gerald Finzi (1938 – 1939) (tracks 9–13)
conductor:
Christopher Finzi (tracks 9–13)
Sir David Willcocks (tracks 1–6)
Imogen Holst (1963-09-23) (tracks 7–8)
lyricist:
Robert Bridges (poet) (track 7)
George Herbert (Church poet) (tracks 1–5)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Dame Janet Baker (1963-09-23) (track 7)
orchestra:
English Chamber Orchestra (tracks 1–6, 9–13)
English Chamber Orchestra (1963-09-23) (tracks 7–8)
tenor vocals:
Wilfred Brown (tenor) (tracks 9–13)
Ian Partridge (1963-09-23) (track 8)
vocals:
Purcell Singers (founded 1952, Imogen Holst) (1963-09-23) (tracks 7–8)
premiered at:
recorded at:
St. Augustine's Church (Kilburn, London) in London, England, United Kingdom (1963-09-23) (tracks 7–8)
part of:
Works of Gustav Holst by opus number (number: op. 51) (track 7)
is based on:
I got me flowers (track 2)
part of:
Two Psalms (track 8)
Dies Natalis, op. 8 (tracks 9–13)
Five Mystical Songs (tracks 1–5)
recording of:
O clap your hands (Psalm 47) (track 6)
A Choral Fantasia (op. 51, H. 177) (1963-09-23) (track 7)

CD 3

organ:
Richard Farnes (tracks 6, 8, 11)
alto vocals:
Nigel Perrin (tracks 1–5)
bass vocals:
David van Asch (tracks 1–5)
Roland Robertson (track 6)
choir vocals:
composer:
Gerald Finzi (tracks 6, 8)
Sir Arnold Bax (1921) (track 7)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1921) (tracks 1–5)
Sir Arnold Bax (1922) (track 10)
Sir Arnold Bax (1923) (track 9)
Gerald Finzi (1952) (track 11)
conductor:
Stephen Cleobury (tracks 6–11)
Sir David Willcocks (tracks 1–5)
contralto vocals:
Nigel Perrin (track 2)
librettist:
Edward Taylor (poet) (track 8)
lyricist:
Richard Crashaw (track 6)
tenor vocals:
John Bowen (tenor vocalist) (track 6)
Robin Doveton (English tenor vocalist) (tracks 1–5)
treble vocals:
Bruce Blyth (track 11)
John Eaton (treble singer) (tracks 1–5)
Graham Green (track 11)
part of:
Works of Gerald Finzi by opus number (number: op. 26) (track 6)
Works of Gerald Finzi by opus number (number: op. 36) (track 11)
A Catalogue of the Works of Sir Arnold Bax (number: GP 246) (track 7)
A Catalogue of the Works of Sir Arnold Bax (number: GP 254) (track 10)
A Catalogue of the Works of Sir Arnold Bax (number: GP 266) (track 9)
part of:
Mass in G minor (tracks 1–5)
recording of:
Magnificat, op. 36 (track 11)

CD 4

piano:
Philip Fowke (1988-11) (tracks 10–11)
choir vocals:
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir (1988-11) (tracks 1–9)
chorus master:
Ian Tracey (1988-11) (tracks 1–9)
composer:
Gerald Finzi (1928) (tracks 10–11)
Gerald Finzi (1950) (tracks 1–9)
conductor:
Richard Hickox (1988-11) (tracks 1–11)
lyricist:
William Wordsworth (poet) (1804) (tracks 1–9)
orchestra:
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (1988-11) (tracks 1–11)
tenor vocals:
Philip Langridge (1988-11) (tracks 1–9)
vocals:
recorded at:
Philharmonic Hall (Liverpool) in Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (1988-11) (tracks 1–11)
part of:
recording of:

CD 5

choir vocals:
The Ambrosian Singers (1967) (track 12)
composer:
Gustav Holst (tracks 1–4)
Gustav Holst (1914 – 1916) (tracks 6–12)
Gustav Holst (1927) (track 5)
conductor:
Sir Adrian Boult (1967) (tracks 6–12)
André Previn (1974-08-03 – 1974-08-04) (tracks 1–5)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1967) (tracks 6–12)
London Symphony Orchestra (1974-08-03 – 1974-08-04) (tracks 1–5)
premiered at:
New York City Center in New York, New York, United States (1928-02-12) (track 5)
recorded at:
Abbey Road Studios: Studio 1 in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1974-08-03 – 1974-08-04) (tracks 1–5)
part of:
arrangements:
Jupiter Hymn (excerpt from Jupiter/The Planets) (track 9)
Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity (Arranged for organ) (track 9)
Mars (from The Planets) (for large brass ensemble, Sauer) (track 6)
Mars, The Bringer of War (Arranged for organ) (track 6)
Mercury, The Messenger (Arranged for organ) (track 8)
Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age (Arranged for organ) (track 10)
The Planets, op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (for wind ensemble, Reed/McAlister) (track 6)
The Planets, op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (for brass quintet and organ) (track 6)
The Planets, op. 32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace (for brass quintet and organ) (track 7)
The Planets, op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (for wind ensemble, Romano) (track 8)
The Planets, op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (for brass quintet and organ) (track 8)
The Planets, op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (for brass quintet and organ) (track 9)
The Planets, op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (for wind ensemble, Reed/McAlister) (track 9)
The Planets, op. 32: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age (for brass quintet and organ) (track 10)
The Planets, op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician (for brass quintet and organ) (track 11)
The Planets, op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic (for brass quintet and organ) (track 12)
Uranus, The Magician (Arranged for organ) (track 11)
Venus, The Bringer of Peace (Arranged for organ) (track 7)
宇宙めぐり (tracks 7–8)
is the basis for:
Hammerheart (track 9)
Joybringer (track 9)
ジュピター (track 9)
later versions:
Thaxted (track 9)
じゅぴにゃー (track 9)
orchestration of:
The Planets, op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician (for two pianos) (track 11)
The Planets, op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic (for two pianos) (track 12)
part of:
The Planets Suite for Orchestra, op. 32 (with "Pluto" by Colin Matthews) (tracks 6–12)
The Planets, op. 32 (original version) (tracks 6–12)
recording of:
Egdon Heath, op. 47 (1974-08-03 – 1974-08-04) (track 5)
The Perfect Fool, op. 39: Ballet Music: I. Andante (1974-08-03 – 1974-08-04) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Prelude to Madness (track 6)

Release

part of: British Composers (EMI/Virgin/Warner Classics)
ASIN: UK: B004MSRDLU [info]