Elgar Sea Pictures
The Songs of Elgar and Vaughan Williams.

Both Elgar and Vaughan Williams wrote songs throughout their creative lives, Elgar writing over 60 and Vaughan Williams over 90, including many fine works in each case. Despite their differences in musical style and choice of text - interestingly there is almost no overlap between the list of poets set by Elgar and those set by Vaughan Williams - they approach their texts with similar sensitivity and craftsmanship. As a result, their songs are beautifully moulded to the natural speech rhythms and inflections of the poetry that they set, producing some of the most beautiful songs in the English repertoire.

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CB5258-2 CD

Edward Elgar
(1857 - 1934)
Sea Pictures, op.37 Trks 1-5
Four songs Trks 6-9

Ralph Vaughan Williams

(1872 - 1958)
Four Poems by Fredegond Shove
Trks 10 -11

Four Last Songs
Trks 14-17

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