Label: John Hassell Recordings - HAS LP 3025 • Format: Vinyl LP, Mono • Country: UK • Genre: Classical •
Cheerful agnostic that he was, Ralph Vaughan Williams still loved Christmas, and especially Christmas carols. One of the first things he wrote as a child was a carol and one of the last things he wrote as a very old man was a carol, and in between he wrote more Christmas music than any other first-rank twentieth century composer.
This Chandos disc does not include the best known of his Christmas works, Hodie, a nearly hour-long setting of the Christmas story, but it does include three of his best Christmas pieces. One is a world premiere in this form: the Fantasia on Christmas Carols in an arrangement for strings and organ.
All three take traditional English Christmas carols as their basis and elaborate their form from there. All three receive excellent performances from the forces under Richard Hickox 's direction.
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