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Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony - Halle & Sir Mark Elder

CD HLL 7542


The Vaughan Williams’ masterpiece in a live recording of the Halle Orchestra and Choir from the stunning 2014 Bridgewater Hall performance.

Much of the music is descriptive of the sea, particularly The Waves, but in the other movements the sea becomes a metaphor for a voyage into eternity.

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A full-scale choral symphony (for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra) with a vast, mystical setting of texts by the American poet Walt Whitman.

I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships

II. On the Beach at Night Alone

III. Scherzo: The Waves

IV. The Explorers 

Sir Mark Elder - conductor

Katherine Broderick - soprano

Roderick Williams - baritone

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