RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Organ Music and Transcriptions - Organ Music: Prelude “The New Commonwealth”, 2 Preludes on Welsh Folk Songs, Wedding Canon for Nancy, Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, 3 Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes, Passacaglia on BGC, Transcriptions: Largo sostenuto from A Sea Symphony, Slow movement from A London Symphony, Alla Sarabanda from Phantasy Quintet for Strings, Antiphon - Let all the World (all transcr. Henry Ley [1887-1962]), Overture: The Wasps (transcr. David Briggs [b.1962]), A Wedding Tune for Ann (ed. Christopher Morris [1922-2015]), Carol and Musette from Suite for Viola and Small Orchestra (transcr. Herbert Sumsion [1899-1995]), Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (transcr. Peter Beardsley [b. circa 1947]), Dirge for Fidele (transcr. Alec Rowley [1892-1958]). Fantasia on Greensleeves (transcr. Stanley Roper [1878-1953]), Land of our Birth (transcr. Stainton de B. Taylor [1903-1975]), HENRY LEY (1887-1962): Fantasia on Aberystwyth.
Catalogue Number: 09S041
Label: Albion Records
Description: Just under 36 minutes of original organ music and 78 minutes of transcriptions (+ Ley’s Fantasia) make up this release which, I suppose is for organ collectors and VW specialists, but it must be said that the 16 pages of excellent notes are almost worth the price of the discs by themselves. 2 CDs. David Briggs (organ of Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon).