RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Folk Songs of the Four Seasons for Women's Chorus and Orchestra, In Windsor Forest for Women's Chorus and Orchestra (arr. Guthrie Foote [1897-1972]). World premiere recording of the 1950 commission by the National Federation of Women's Institutes.
Catalogue Number: 07M077
Label: Albion Records
Description: V-W used 15 folk songs from his own collection gathered between 1906-10 and others by his friends, using the seasons as a binding thread. In Windsor Forest is a 1931 collection of four songs from the opera Sir John in Love arranged for female voices in 1954 by Oxford University Press production manager Foote (also a first recording). Texts included. Choir of Clare College Cambridge, English Voices, The Dmitri Ensemble; Sir David Willcocks.