Episode 134 – August 26, 2018

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Ralph Vaughn Williams died 60 years ago today. This week we remember him with an hour of his organ music, a transcription of his orchestral music, and a choral work
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Transcribed by Peter Beardsley
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Organist: David Briggs
Album: Bursts Of Acclamation – Albion ALBCD 021 & 022
Organ: 1912 III/51 JW Walker/Mander, Sacred Heart Church, Wimbeldon, England

Title: Three Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes

  • Hyfrydol
  • Rhosymedre
  • Bryn Calfaria

  • Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Organist: John Chappell Stowe
    Album: The Wadsworth Organ – Ethereal ER-126
    Organ: 1863 III/34 Wadsworth/Yaylor, St. James Catholic Church, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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    Title: Toward the Unknown Region
    Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Organist: William Partridge
    Organ: 1965 IV/70 Aeolian-Skinner, Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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    Title: Fantasia On Greensleeves Rolf Smedvig, Trumpet
    Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Organist: Michael Murray
    Album: Ceremonial Music – Telarc CD-80341
    Organ: 1953 IV/71 Casavant, First United Methodist Church, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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    Title: Prelude and Fugue in C minor
    Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Organist: Mark Dwyer
    Album: Great Organbuilders of America A Retrospective, Vol 7 – JAV JAV111
    Organ: 1936 III/77 Aeolian-Skinner, Church of the Advent, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Sheetmusic: PDF