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Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

The Pilgrim's Progress

A Bunyan Sequence for three speakers, treble solo, chorus and orchestra; text and music adapted by Christopher Palmer
Sir John Gielgud (speaker), City of London Sinfonia, Matthew Best (conductor)
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Label: Hyperion
Recording details: November 1990
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: May 1991
Total duration: 63 minutes 46 seconds

Cover artwork: The Towered City, or The Haunted Stream by Samuel Palmer (1805-1881)

All of the music on this album is also available as part of the specially priced box set Vaughan Williams: Choral works: ‘This present collection brings together critical elements of Vaughan Williams’s style in excellent interpretations and recordings … proof of the composer’s mastery of choral writing’ (Choir & Organ).


‘Hyperion have done a great service in giving it to the listeners … one can have only the utmost gratitude’ (Gramophone)
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