℗ 2022 Albion
Released June 17, 2022
Duration 1h 11m 48s
Record Label Albion
Catalogue No. ALBCD054
Genre Classical (Vocal)
 

Pan's Anniversary

Britten Sinfonia, William Vann, Cambridge Choir of Clare College

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Pan's Anniversary  
1.1
Introduction
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Britten Sinfonia; William Vann
1:56
1.2
Presentation of the Nymphs
Traditional; Ben Jonson; Mary Bevan; Sophie Bevan; Jess Dandy; William Vann
1:51
1.3
Well Done My Pretty Ones
Ben Jonson; Samuel West
0:44
1.4
Loud Music
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Britten Sinfonia; William Vann
0:27
1.5
Room for an Old Trophy of Time
Ben Jonson; Samuel West
1:53
1.6
Entry of the Boeotians
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Thomas Hancox; Joy Farrall; William Lockhart; William Vann
0:30
1.7
Three Dances
John Graham; Thomas Gould
1:33
1.8
How Like You This, Shepherd
Ben Jonson; Samuel West
1:07
1.9
Of Pan We Sing
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Ben Jonson; Mary Bevan; Sophie Bevan; Jess Dandy; Choir of Clare College, Cambridge; Britten Sinfonia; William Vann
3:24
1.10
Entry of the Masquers
Gustav Holst; Britten Sinfonia; William Vann
0:47
1.11
Pan Is Our All
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Ben Jonson; Mary Bevan; Sophie Bevan; Jess Dandy; Choir of Clare College, Cambridge; Britten Sinfonia; William Vann
5:09
1.12
Pavan
Gustav Holst; Britten Sinfonia; William Vann
2:13
1.13
If Yet, If Yet
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Ben Jonson; Mary Bevan; Sophie Bevan; Jess Dandy; Choir of Clare College, Cambridge; Britten Sinfonia; William Vann
2:44
1.14
The Revels
Gustav Holst; William Vann; Britten Sinfonia
7:35
1.15
Room, Room, There
Ben Jonson; Samuel West
0:44
1.16
Entry of the Thebans
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Thomas Hancox; Joy Farrall; William Lockhart; William Vann
0:22
1.17
Shepherd’s Hey
John Graham; Thomas Gould; William Lockhart; William Vann
0:36
1.18
Now Let Them Return
Ben Jonson; Samuel West
0:24
1.19
Great Pan
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Ben Jonson; Mary Bevan; Sophie Bevan; Jess Dandy; Choir of Clare College, Cambridge; Britten Sinfonia; William Vann
4:29
1.20
Now Each Return Unto His Charge
Ben Jonson; Samuel West
0:25
1.21
Final Music
Gustav Holst; Britten Sinfonia; William Vann
2:28
1.22
Margery Wentworth (Arr. C. Gordon for Baritone, Choir & Orchestra)
John Skelton; Ralph Vaughan Williams; Christopher Gordon; Johnny Herford; Choir of Clare College, Cambridge; Britten Sinfonia; William Vann
4:08
1.23
Peace, Come Away (Arr. C. Gordon for Voices & Wind Instruments)
Christopher Gordon; Ralph Vaughan Williams; Alfred Lord Tennyson; Choir of Clare College, Cambridge; Britten Sinfonia; William Vann
3:38
1.24
To Sleep! To Sleep! (Ed. C. Gordon)
Alfred Lord Tennyson; Christopher Gordon; Ralph Vaughan Williams; Choir of Clare College, Cambridge; Britten Sinfonia; William Vann
6:29
9 Psalm Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter  
1.25
No. 3, Why Fum'th in Sight
Thomas Tallis; Choir of Clare College, Cambridge; William Vann
1:01
1.26
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (Arr. T. Burke for Voices & String Octet)
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Timonthy Burke; Choir of Clare College, Cambridge; Britten Sinfonia; William Vann
15:11
Digital Booklet
In 2022, we celebrate Vaughan Williams’s 150th birthday, and the pinnacle of Albion Record’s contribution to this important milestone is this Pan’s Anniversary album, which contains five world premiere recordings. First, Ben Jonson’s masque Pan’s Anniversary, as adapted for the Shakespeare Birthday Celebration at Stratford-upon-Avon, with incidental music by Ralph Vaughan Williams. At the heart of the music are four great Hymns to Pan for three female soloists, chorus and orchestra. Time was short, so Vaughan Williams delegated some of the dance arrangements to his friend Gustav Holst. The work was performed just once, on Easter Monday 1905 and was reconstructed for this recording. There are two spoken parts, played here by Timothy West and Samuel West. The soloists Mary Bevan, Sophie Bevan, and Jess Dandy are joined by the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, and Britten Sinfonia under the baton of William Vann. Thomas Gould, the leader of Britten Sinfonia, plays some dances arranged for solo violin, and violin with side-drum. In addition to this major work, we have three shorter premieres. "Peace, Come Away" and "To Sleep! To Sleep!" are two settings of poems by Tennyson that Vaughan Williams wrote when he was a student. They have been orchestrated and edited by the composer Christopher Gordon. Finally, Timothy Burke made an arrangement of the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis for voices and string octet as an innovative lockdown project. This is the first full recording with the choir (of 39) and octet under one roof. The words set in the Fantasia were taken from the English translation of Psalm 65 from Archbishop Parker’s Psalter, the source for Tallis’s original setting. This project has been generously supported by The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust and by many members of The Ralph Vaughan Williams Society.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Albion Studio Masters
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Album average
Range of values
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1
Introduction
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2
Presentation of the Nymphs
-8.64-30.2414
3
Well Done My Pretty Ones
-14.29-36.3715
4
Loud Music
-4.21-19.1110
5
Room for an Old Trophy of Time
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6
Entry of the Boeotians
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7
Three Dances
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8
How Like You This, Shepherd
-11.74-36.2515
9
Of Pan We Sing
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10
Entry of the Masquers
-5.35-21.6210
11
Pan Is Our All
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12
Pavan
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13
If Yet, If Yet
-4.43-27.7713
14
The Revels
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15
Room, Room, There
-14.47-36.3214
16
Entry of the Thebans
-9.63-28.6312
17
Shepherd’s Hey
-11.25-32.0113
18
Now Let Them Return
-12.38-35.9616
19
Great Pan
-3.73-22.9311
20
Now Each Return Unto His Charge
-17.48-39.2415
21
Final Music
-4.15-22.6212
22
Margery Wentworth (Arr. C. Gordon for Baritone, Choir & Orchestra)
-2.52-24.9313
23
Peace, Come Away (Arr. C. Gordon for Voices & Wind Instruments)
-2.55-23.2912
24
To Sleep! To Sleep! (Ed. C. Gordon)
-5.81-26.1913
25
No. 3, Why Fum'th in Sight
-5.66-22.9411
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Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (Arr. T. Burke for Voices & String Octet)
-2.76-24.1213

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