Roderick Williams, Mary Bevan, Nicky Spence – Ralph Vaughan Williams: Folk Songs, Vol. 4 (2022) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

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Roderick Williams, Mary Bevan, Nicky Spence – Ralph Vaughan Williams: Folk Songs, Vol. 4 (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:00:38 minutes | 992 MBGenre: Classical
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This is the fourth and final volume in a series of albums recording all 81 of the folk songs in English that Ralph Vaughan Williams arranged for voice and piano or violin. 57 songs have not previously been recorded in these arrangements. This album has 19 tracks including 13 world premières.All but four of the songs were collected by Maud Karpeles in Newfoundland in 1929 and 1930. When she got back, she and Vaughan Williams spent some hours going through everything that she had found, selecting the 15 songs presented here – with an emphasis, it seems, on the sadder songs. As a result, many people will find this the most enjoyable album of the set. Maud Karpeles said that her life would have been worthwhile if collecting She’s Like the Swallow had been all that she had done.

Tracklist:

1. Nicky Spence – No. 1, The Jolly Ploughboy [Version for Solo Voice & Piano] (00:57)
2. Mary Bevan – No. 2, The Cuckoo and the Nightingale [Version for Solo Voice & Piano] (01:53)
3. Nicky Spence – No. 3, Servant Man and Husbandman (03:57)
4. Roderick Williams – The Turtle Dove (Arr. R. Vaughan Williams for Voice & Piano) (02:58)
5. Mary Bevan – No. 1, Sweet William’s Ghost (06:23)
6. Nicky Spence – No. 2, The Cruel Mother (02:53)
7. Roderick Williams – No. 3, The Gypsy Laddie (01:56)
8. Nicky Spence – No. 4, The Bloody Gardener (04:04)
9. Roderick Williams – No. 5, The Bonny Banks of Virgie-O (04:14)
10. Roderick Williams – No. 6, Earl Brand (03:30)
11. Nicky Spence – No. 7, Lord Akeman (08:23)
12. Mary Bevan – No. 8, The Lover’s Ghost (03:07)

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