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This is the debut disc from Albion Records which is a subsidiary of the Vaughan Williams Society.

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

This first CD issued by Albion Records, through Select Music, The Sky Shall Be Our Roof, comprises of 19 songs from Ralph Vaughan Williams operas. An astonishing 12 of these songs are world première recordings and all are deeply characteristic, in turn noble and beautiful.

The disc boasts the talents of Iain Burnside, Roderick Williams, Juliette Pochin, Sarah Fox and Andrew Staples.

Gramophone ‘Editor’s Choice’
…The Songs make doubly absorbing listening as they offer a glimpse into the composer’s thoughts…Beautifully produced and attractively presented this likeable anthology deserves to do well – and if it fosters further exploration of VW’s operatic output, so much the better…
Andrew Achenbach


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