RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Folk Songs - 9 English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachian Mountains, A Selection of Collected Folk Songs Volume 1, 2 English Folk Songs for Voice and Violin.
Catalogue Number: 04W037
Label: Albion Records
Description: This second album has 19 tracks including 15 world premières. It includes songs collected from the Southern Appalachian Mountains by Maud Karpeles and Cecil Sharp in 1916-1918, arranged by Vaughan Williams with piano accompaniment in about 1938. Additionally, a miscellany of English folk songs includes ‘I Will Give my Love an Apple’ and concludes with a 'Farmyard Song' which is difficult to perform without collapsing in laughter. Texts included. Mary Bevan (soprano), Nicky Spence (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Thomas Gould (violin), William Vann (piano).