Sir Adrian Boult made some pioneering Decca recordings, among them symphonies and other orchestral works of Vaughan Williams. Having had first-hand experience of the composer, his recordings have an authority in our age that is virtually unequalled.
The music on this CD contrasts Blake’s visions of darkness in ‘Job’ with the hilarious ‘Wasps Suite’, with its onomatopoeic buzzing overture and cheeky ‘March Past of the Kitchen Utensils’.
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Ralph Vaughan Williams: Job (A Masque For Dancing)
Scene I: Introduction & Sarabande Of The Sons Of God
Scene 2: Satan's Dance Of Triumph
Scene 3: Minuet Of The Sons Of Job And Their Wives
Scene 4: Job's Dream
Scene 5: Dance Of The Three Messengers
Scene 6: Dance Of Job's Comforters
Scene 7: Elihu's Dance Of Youth And Beauty
Scene 8: Galliard Of The Sons Of The Morning
Scene 9: Epilogue Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Wasps - An Aristophanic Suite