Ralph Vaughan Williams: Orchestral

Review Index

Please note listings for the symphonies and Tallis Fantasia are found in the Masterwork Index.

The Bacchae
Tongue/Albion: Jan18

The Blue Bird
Yates/Dutton: Feb19

Bucolic Suite
Steffens/Capriccio: Apr18

Charterhouse Suite
Lloyd-Jones: Mar01 May01

Christmas Overture
Yates/Dutton: Feb19

Concerto Accademico
Creswick/EMI: Dec00 Nov10
Fuchs/Forgotten: Nov14
Menuhin/EMI: June13
Buswell/BMG: Jul04
Sillitoe/Chandos: May19
Sung/Somm: Dec19
Waley-Cohen/Signum: Dec14

Concerto Grosso
Boult/EMI: Feb02 Feb03
Hickox/EMI: Nov10
Judd/Naxos: Jul03 Jan05 Jan05
Marriner/Eloquence: Sep07
Thomson/Chandos: May19

Death of Tintagiles
Hickox/Chandos: Mar99 Sept12 Oct12 Nov12

Dolls’ Entrance
Wolfenden/Meridian: Mar09

Electra
Tongue/Albion: Jan18

English Folksong Suite
Banks/Regis: Apr11 Aug11 (band)
Bostock/Kosei: Jun06 (wind band)
Boult/EMI: Jul08 Nov10 June13
Boult/Pristine: review review
Fennell/Beluah: May10 (wind band)
Hampshire Recorder Sinf: Mar03
Handley/CFP: Aug02
Hickox/EMI: Nov10 (band)
Judd/Naxos: Feb10
Junkin/Reference: Apr04 Oct09
Manze/Onyx: Oct19 Nov19 Dec19
Marriner/Eloquence: Sep07
Porthouse/Albion: review review review (brass)
St George/Pavane: Jun17 (quintet)
Stubbs/Chandos: Mar15
Wick/ASV: Nov02
Wilson/Avie: Feb17

Fantasia on Greensleeves
Bale/Dinmore: Aug02
Barbirolli/Dutton: Apr02
Barbirolli/EMI: Apr00 Feb03 Jul08 Oct10 Dec10
Barenboim/Eloquence: Jan08
Boughton/Nimbus: Aug12
Boult/EMI: Nov10 June13
Boult/Pristine: review review
Clark/Alto: Oct18
Collins/Beulah: Nov08
Collins/Eloquence: review
Davis/Warner: Feb05
Handley/Chandos: Jul99 Sep04
Thomson/Chandos: Sep06 Apr11
Handley/CFP: Feb02 Jul02
Hickox/EMI: Dec00
Judd/Naxos: Jul03 Jan05 Jan05
Kunzel/Telarc: Oct04
Manze/Onyx: Oct19 Nov19 Dec19
Marriner/Eloquence: Sep07
Nemcova/Tadlow: Sept10
Previn/EMI: Mar07 May09
Previn/Warner: May21
Sargent/EMI: Jul08
Sargent/Warner: Jul14
Slatkin/RCA: Jan02
Slatkin/Telarc: Nov04 Apr09
Stern/Reference: Feb13
Stokowski/Cala: Nov02 Apr03
Thomson/Chandos: Sep06 May19
Warren-Green/Virgin: May00

Fantasia on the Old 104th
Boult/EMI: Feb02 Feb03 June13
Hull/Albion: review review
Wetton/Resonus: review

Fantasia on Sussex Folk Tunes
Lloyd Webber/BMG: Apr02
Rummel/Capriccio: Apr18

Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
see Masterworks index

Fantasy for piano & orchestra
Bebbington/Somm: Oct11 Dec11 Feb12
Kloke/Naxos: Jan17 Mar17
von Oeyen/Dutton: review

Fat knight
Yates/Dutton: AApr16

In The Fen Country
Boult/EMI: Nov10 June13
Haitink/EMI: Feb99 Dec03
Haitink/Warner: Mar14
Judd/Naxos: Jul03 Jan05 Jan05
Marriner/Eloquence: Sep07
Steffens/Capriccio: Apr18
Thomson/Chandos: May19

Flos Campi
Abravanel/Silverline: Jul04
Aronowitz/EMI: Feb03 June11
Balmer/CFP: Sep02
Best/Hyperion: Oct00 Jun08
Boult/EMI: June13
Brabbins/Hyperion: Mar15
Daniel/Naxos: Nov04 Dec04 Jan05
Darlington/Nimbus: Jan11
Handley/EMI: Oct10
Hull/Albion: review review
Hurst/Chandos: Jul99 Sep04
Oundjian/Chandos: Jun18 Sep18
Willcocks/EMI: Nov10
Wrigglesworth/Melba: Dec11

Flourish for the coronation
Vaughan Williams/Dutton: Apr10
Yates/Dutton: review

Flourish for wind band
Bostock/Kosei: Jun06
Porthouse/Albion: review review review (brass)

Henry V overture
Porthouse/Albion: review review review (brass)
Yates/Dutton: Apr16

Heroic Elegy & Triumphal Epilogue
Wilson/Dutton: Dec09 Apr10

Household Music
Willcocks/EMI: Nov10

Two Hymn Tune Preludes
Hurst/Chandos: Jul99 Sep04
Hickox/EMI: Dec00 Nov10
Thomson/Chandos: May19

Hymn-tune Prelude on Song 13 by Orlando Gibbons
Hickox/Chandos: Feb99 Jun99 Apr11

Iphigenia in Tauris
Tongue/Albion: Jan18

Job
Bostock/Classico: Feb00
Bostock/Membran: Jul11
Boult/Beulah: Sep16
Boult/EMI: Jul08 (Pavane) June13
Boult/Pristine: review review
Boult/Somm: review review
Davis/Warner: Feb05
Davis/Chandos: Mar17 Apr17
Elder/Halle: Oct20 Nov20 Jan21
Handley/CFP: Jul02
Manze/Onyx: review
Wordsworth/Alto: Oct18

The Lark Ascending
Bean/EMI: Jul08 Nov10 June13
Benedetti/DG: Oct07 Jan10
Bochmann/Nimbus: Aug10 Aug12
Brown/ASV: Nov02 Sep04 Oct04
Brown/Eloquence: Sep07
Bryan/Linn: Oct15 (flute)
Chang/EMI: Dec03 Jun09 Oct10
Chang/Warner: Mar14
Clark/Avie: Feb17
Cortese/Phoenix: Apr01
Creswick/EMI: Dec00
Dauth/Melba: Dec11
Davis/Warner: Feb05
Davis/Chandos: Sep06 Apr11 May19 May19
Ehnes/Onyx: Jan19 Oct19 Nov19 Dec19
Fischer/Decca: Oct11
Fletcher/Halle: Dec08 Nov11 review review
Gould/Edition: review
Greed/Naxos: Oct08
Haendel/Eloquence: Dec20
Hahn/DG: Sep04 Nov04
Ik-Hwan/Phoenix: Jun04
Ivakhiv/Centaur: review review
Juritz/Alto: Oct18
Little/Chandos: Jan14 Aug20
Nolan/CFP: Feb02
Handley/CFP: Sep02
Pike/Naxos: Jan17 Mar17
Pike/Chandos: Dec19
Pougnet/EMI: Feb02 Feb03 June13
Pougnet/Dutton: Aug02
Pougnet/Documents: Aug13
Pougnet//LPO: May21
Previn/Telarc: Apr09
Steinbacher/Pentatone: Sept16
Švehlová/Tadlow: Sept10
Tognetti/ABC: Jan04 Jun17
Waley-Cohen/Signum: Dec14
Warren-Green/Virgin: May00
Wicks/Simax: May08
Zukerman/Eloquence: Jan08

Music for an EFDS Masque
Yates/Dutton: Feb19

Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
Boult/EMI: Oct10 Nov10 June13
Boult/Pristine: review review
Daniel/Naxos: Nov04 Dec04 Jan05
Elder/Halle: Dec08 Nov11 review review
Haitink/EMI: Dec 03
Haitink/Warner: Mar14
Hickox/Chandos: Nov 02 Apr11
Judd/Naxos: Jul 03 Jan05 Jan05
Marriner/Eloquence: Sep07
Thomson/Chandos: May19
Yates/Dutton: Feb19

Norfolk Rhapsody No. 2
Hickox/Chandos: Nov 02 Apr11
Yates/Dutton: Feb19

Oboe Concerto
Black/Eloquence: Jan08
Bourgue/Nimbus: Aug12
Jeffrey/Chandos: Jun18 Sep18
King/Cala: Mar04 Apr04
Mitchell/Pristine: Oct10
Pailthorpe/Champs Hill: Jan12
Rancourt/Halle: Oct11 Nov11
Rothwell/EMI: Feb 03
Small/CFP: Sep 02
Theodore/Chandos: May19
Williams/EMI: Jul08 Aug08
Winfield/EMI: Dec 00

Old King Cole
Boult/Pristine: review
Boult/Eloquence: review review
Hickox/EMI: Dec 00 Nov10
Manze/Onyx: review
Vaughan Williams/Dutton: Apr10

Partita
Boult/EMI: Feb 02 Feb 03 June13
Boult/Pristine: review review
Farrer/Sanctuary: Mar06
Handley/CFP: Jul 02
Handley/EMI: Nov10
Marriner/ASV: Nov02
Thomson/Chandos: May19

Piano Concerto
Lane/EMI: Nov10
Lortie/Chandos: Jun18 Sep18
McCawley, Lenehan/Dutton: Sept15
Shelley/Chandos: Apr11 May19
Shelley/Lyrita: Feb04 Sept14 Nov14
Vronsky, Babin/EMI: Nov10 June13
Wass/Naxos: Feb10 Mar10
(2 pnos) Whittemore & Lowe/Albion: review review

The Poisoned Kiss – Overture
Hickox/EMI: Dec 00 Nov10
Hurst/Chandos: Jul 99 Sep04
Steffens/Capriccio: Apr18

Prelude and Fugue in C minor
Handley/CFP: Sep02
Handley/EMI: Nov10
Hickox/Chandos: Feb99 Jun99

Prelude on an old carol tune
Bostock/Classico: Jan 99
Bostock/Membran: Jul11
Hickox/EMI: Dec 00
Daniel/Albion: Nov13

Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes
Adams/Albion: Aug12
Hickox/EMI: Dec 00
Porthouse/Albion: review review review (brass)

Rhosymedre
Marriner/EMI: Jul08
Brabbins/Albion: review review (brass)

Romance for harmonica and strings
Adler/EMI: Feb 02 Feb 03 Nov10
Adler/Warner: Jul14
Reilly/Chandos: Jul 99 Sep04
Reilly/Eloquence: Sep07

Romance (viola & strings)
Chase/Dutton: Jan10

The Running Set
Hickox/EMI: Dec 00 Nov10
Hickox/Chandos: Nov 02 Apr11
Hurst/Chandos: Jul 99 Sep04
Judd/Naxos: Feb10 Mar10
Manze/Onyx: review

Saraband
Brabbyns/Hyperion: Feb20 Feb20

Sea Songs
(March) Banks/Regis: Apr11 (band)
Hickox/EMI: Dec 00 Nov10
Hickox/EMI: Nov10 (band)
Higgins/Somm: Jul17 (band)
Hurst/Chandos: Jul 99
Porthouse/Albion: review review (brass)

Serenade to Music (orch. version)
Handley/Chandos: Jul 99 Sep04
Hickox/EMI: Dec 00 Nov10
Manze/Onyx: Oct19 Nov19
Vaughan Williams/Albion: Sept09
Yates/Dutton: Apr16

The Solent
Di Vittorio/Naxos: Jan17 Mar17
Gamba/Chandos: May17 Jun17

Studies in English Folksong (orch.)
Corp/Hyperion: Dec04 (bassoon)
Wordsworth/Dutton: Oct05 (clarinet)

Suite for viola and orchestra
Callus/ASV: Jun06 Jul06
Callus/Naxos: Jul18
Chase/Dutton: July13
Riddle/Chandos: Jul 99 Sep04
Power/Hyperion: Mar15
Ridout/Claves: Apr20
Schotten/Crystal: Nov05
Xiao/Delos: Mar18 May18
(vla/pno) Euler/MDG: Oct13

Three impressions
Daniel/Albion: Nov13

Toccata marziale
Fennell/Beluah: May10
Higgins/Somm: Jul17
Lynch/Naxos: Nov12

The Truth from Above
Brabbins/Albion: review (brass)

Tuba concerto
Catelinet/EMI: Feb 03 Nov10
(euphonium) Childs/Chandos: Dec19
Fletcher/BMG: Jul04
Gourlay/Naxos: Mar06 Apr06 Jun06
Harrild/Chandos: May19
Jacobs/Eloquence: Jan08
Oystein/BIS: Mar09
Porthouse/Albion: review review review (brass)

Five Variants on ‘Dives & Lazarus’
Abravanel/Silverline: Jul04
Barbirolli/Beulah: Sept16
Barbirolli/EMI: Feb 03
Boughton/Nimbus: Aug12 Aug19
Elder/Halle: Nov14 Jan15 Feb15
Farrer/Sanctuary: Mar06
Gould/Apex: Apr05
Hickox/EMI: Dec 00
Handley/CFP: Jul 02
Hoffmeir/Genuin: Feb20
Lloyd-Jones/Naxos: Jan06 Feb06
Manze/Onyx: Oct19 Nov19 Dec19
Marriner/Eloquence: Sep07
Stokowski/Guild: Jan17
Willcocks/EMI: Feb03 Jul08 Oct10 Nov10 

Variations for brass band
Brabbins/Hyperion: Nov17
Brabbins/Albion: review review

Variations for orchestra
Bostock/Classico: Jan 99
Bostock/Membran: Jul11
Hickox/EMI: Nov10 (band)
Marriner/Eloquence: Sep07
Yates/Dutton: Feb19

The Wasps
Barbirolli/EMI: Feb 03
Boughton/Nimbus: Aug10 Aug12 Sept12 (overture)
Boult/Lyrita: Feb07 Mar07 Apr06 (March)
Boult/EMI: Jul08 Aug08 (overture)
Boult/Beulah: Sept16 (suite)
Boult/Eloquence: review (overture)
Boult/EMI: June13 (suite)
Boult/Beulah: Oct16 (overture)
Boult/Pristine: review review (suite)
Davis/Warner: Feb05 (overture)
Elder/Hallé: Apr06 Nov11 Feb12
Handley/Chandos: Jul 99 Sep04 Sep06 Apr11 (overture)
Handley/CFP: Sep 02
Handley/EMI: Nov10
Hickox/Chandos: Mar07 Apr11 (overture)
Judd/Naxos: Feb10 Mar10
Marriner/Eloquence: Sep07 (overture)
Previn/BMG: Jul04 (overture)
Previn/EMI: Mar07 (overture)
Sargent/EMI: Jul08 (overture)
Sargent/Warner: Jul14 (overture)
Sargent/Somm: review review (overture)
Silvestri/EMI: Jul08 (overture)
Slatkin/Warner: Aug04 (overture)
Stern/Reference: Feb13 June13
Thomson/Chandos: May19
Vaughan Williams/Symposium: Mar 01 Nov 03
Vaughan Williams/Dutton: Apr10 (overture)