Vaughan Williams:The Lark Ascending Greensleeves; Job (A Masque for Dancing)


Vaughan Williams:The Lark Ascending Greensleeves; Job (A Masque for Dancing)

Philharmonia Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth**
Consort of London
Robert Haydon Clark*
David Jurwitz (violin)*

Catalogue Number: ALC 1384
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time: 66:38, DDD 1990/1
Barcode: 5055354413841


(Lark)“(David juritz’ tone is pure and effortlessly controlled … a few lines that inspired Vaughan Williams are spoken before by Niamh Cusack, a legitimate recording device” (Job): “it (was) to the credit of Collins that Barry Wordsworth was chosen for their recording of Vaughan Williams’ Job with the Philharmonia . In my opinion, he fully justifies the risk, with an extremely fine interpretation that I would rank next to Boult’s (EMI) as far as recordings are concerned … He never lets us forget that this score was written for the stage, and the drama behind the notes is fully realized … Collins provided a clear and balanced recording” (Gramophone)

    [1] (Poem extract) Niamh Cusack; The Lark Ascending*
    (David Juritz, violin) 14:54
    [2] Greensleeves* 4:06
    Job (A Masque for Dancing)** [47:20]
    [3] Scene I: Introduction * Pastoral Dance *
    Satan’s appeal to God • Saraband of the Sons of God 9:44
    [4] Scene II: Satan’s Dance of Triumph 3:15
    [5] Scene III: Minuet of the Sons of Job and their Wives 4:52
    [6] Scene IV: Job’s dream * Dance of plague, pestilence,
    famine and battle 4:14
    [7] Scene V: Dance of the three Messengers 5:10
    [8] Scene VI: Dance of Job’s comforters * Job’s curse
    *A vision of Satan 4:55
    (Saxophone: Glen Martin; Organ: Leslie Pearson)
    [9] Scene VII: Elihu’s dance of youth and beauty * Pavane of
    the Sons of the Morning (Violin: James Clark) 6:30
    [10] Scene VIII: Galliard of the Sons of the Morning * Altar dance
    and heavenly pavane 5:20
    [11] Scene IX: Epilogue ‘ 3:15

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 12.2 × 13.5 × 2 cm