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Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending [1000 Years of Classical Music, vol. 85]
Ever winging up and up, our valley is his golden cup
And he the wine which overflows to lift us with him as he goes.
The beauty of nature comes to life in Vaughan Williams’ exquisite musical painting of a lark soaring high above the glorious English countryside – volume 85 in the 1000 Years of Classical Music album series.
This album is part of 1000 Years of Classical Music – a series of 100 volumes charting the history of music to be released on ABC Classics. More information can be found at the project’s website;www.1000YearsofClassicalMusic.com.
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS 1872–1958
1. The Lark Ascending – Romance for violin and orchestra
2. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
3. Fantasia on Greensleeves
4. Five Variants of ‘Dives and Lazarus’
5. Romanza from Symphony No. 5 in D major
6-9. Partita for Double String Orchestra