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Louis Bové (soprano)
Clifford Scott (tenor)
John Peck (baritone)
Arnold Ostlund Jr.
Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams, conductor
Plymouth Choir
Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims
Henry Pfohl, conductor
Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams, conductor


Recorded live at the Royal Concert on 22 November 1951 in the Royal Festival Hall, London. and in the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims on Sunday April 4th 1965.



This is the third disc from Albion Records which is part of the Vaughan Williams Society, a registered charity.

Albion Records Ltd, a not-for-profit record label, is dedicated to recording rare 20th century English classical music, concentrating on Ralph Vaughan Williams. The label is a subsidiary of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society and each of the CDs will contain world première recordings.

This release is a unique and rare recording of Ralph Vaughan Williams conducting his Serenade to Music from a performance in 1951. It is a deeply expressive and romantic interpretation. The Serenade to Music was commissioned by Sir Henry Wood for his Jubilee Concert to celebrate his 50 years as a conductor. The concert took place on October 5th 1938.

The Serenade to Music is one of the sweetest, most beautiful of all Vaughan William’s works.

Also on this recording are the Pilgrim’s Journey and a bonus disc of Vaughan Williams talking about the teachings of Parry and Stanford and a short extract from the funeral service of Vaughan Williams

This recording has been brilliantly re-mastered by Peter Reynolds.

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