Vaughan Williams: Job & Songs of travel

The famous Songs of travel date from the first years of the twentieth century. Vaughan Williams orchestrated three of them (the three his then publisher deemed to have sufficient saleability!) and the arrangements were skilfully completed some years later by the composer's long-term associate Roy Douglas. The wonderful coupling here is Job. Subtitled 'a masque for dancing' (Vaughan Williams being no fan of ballet), the score vividly responds to William Blake's envisagings of the troubled prophet and was regarded by Holst as a veritable masterpiece.

CDHLL7556  70 minutes 5 seconds