RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): A London Symphony (First published version - 1920), Sound sleep for Female Voices and Small Orchestra, Orpheus with his lute for Voice and Small Orchestra, Variations for Brass Band (Royal College of Music Brass Band).
Catalogue Number: 11T037
Reference: CDA 68190
Description: This is only the second recording of the original version of this symphony which Chandos had to get special permission from the composer’s widow to record back in 2001 (06C007). It’s coupled with two short early songs from c. 1901/3, just about the time he was beginning to come into contact with English folksong (eight minutes for both), and the quite late 12-minute Varations from 1957.