RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Serenade to Music (16 soloists, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Ralph Vaughan Williams. Nov. 22, 1951), The Pilgrim's Journey (arr. Roy Douglas [b.1907]) (Louis Bové [soprano], Clifford Scott [tenor], John Peck [baritone], Arnold Ostund Jr. [organ], Plymouth Choir; Henry Pfohl. April 4, 1965).
Catalogue Number: 07M080
Label: Albion Records
Description: The 40-minute Pilgrim's Journey, derived from the opera The Pilgrem's Progress, is both rare in itself and for this live performance coming from a church in Brooklyn! A 30-minute bonus disc contains a 28-minute talk on "The Teachings of Parry and Stanford" by Vaughan Williams edited from a Nov. 17, 1955 broadcast and a 1:25 excerpt from the composer's funeral service in Westminster Abbey on Sept. 19, 1958. 2 CDs. Texts included.