Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending, Greensleeves, Job (CD)

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Artist:
Philharmonia Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth, Consort of London, Robert Haydon Clark, David Jurwitz

(Lark)“(David juritz’ tone is pure and effortlessly controlled … a few lines that inspired Vaughan Williams are spoken before by Niamh Cusack, a legitimate recording device” (Job): “it (was) to the credit of Collins that Barry Wordsworth was chosen for their recording of Vaughan Williams’ Job with the Philharmonia . In my opinion, he fully justifies the risk, with an extremely fine interpretation that I would rank next to Boult’s (EMI) as far as recordings are concerned … He never lets us forget that this score was written for the stage, and the drama behind the notes is fully realized … Collins provided a clear and balanced recording” (Gramophone)

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Tracklisting:

  • [1] (Poem extract) Niamh Cusack • The Lark Ascending (David Juritz, violin) 14:54
  • [2] Greensleeves 4:06

Job (A Masque for Dancing) [47:20]

  • [3] Scene I: Introduction • Pastoral Dance • Satan’s appeal to God • Saraband of the Sons of God 9:44
  • [4] Scene II: Satan’s Dance of Triumph 3:15
  • [5] Scene III: Minuet of the Sons of Job and their Wives 4:52
  • [6] Scene IV: Job’s dream • Dance of plague, pestilence, famine and battle 4:14
  • [7] Scene V: Dance of the three Messengers 5:10
  • [8] Scene VI: Dance of Job’s comforters • Job’s curse • A vision of Satan 4:55 (Saxophone: Glen Martin; Organ: Leslie Pearson)
  • [9] Scene VII: Elihu’s dance of youth and beauty • Pavane of the Sons of the Morning (Violin: James Clark) 6:30
  • [10] Scene VIII: Galliard of the Sons of the Morning • Altar dance and heavenly pavane 5:20
  • [11] Scene IX: Epilogue ‘ 3:15