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.
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
Hallé Youth Choir