The Symphony No. 9 in E minor was the last symphony written by the British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. He composed it from 1956 to 1957 and it was given its premiere performance in London by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Sargent on 2 April 1958, in the composer's eighty-sixth year. It was subsequently performed on 5 August 1958 by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Malcolm Sargent at a Promenade Concert.
Composed By – Ralph Vaughan Williams. Conductor – Sir Adrian Boult. Liner Notes – Michael Kennedy (4). Orchestra – The London Philharmonic Orchestra. Piano – Peter Katin (tracks: A1). Notes. Text of the Fantasia On The "Old 104th" Psalm Tune on rear cover. Matrix, Runout (etched, Side A): S-1-36742-F1.
Complete your Vaughan Williams, Sir Adrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, Peter Katin collection. Fantasia (Quasi Variazione) On The "Old 104th" Psalm Tune. Vaughan Williams, London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Sir Adrian Boult. Symphony No. 9 In E Minor. 1st Movement: Moderato Maestoso. 2nd Movement: Andante Sostenuto.
Peter Katin/London Philharmonic Choir/John Alldis/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult - Fantasia (quasi variazione) on the Old 104th 14:26. London Philharmonic Choir/Frederic Jackson/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult - The Music Makers, O. 9 (2007 - Remaster): (Moderato e nobilmente) 03:31. 9 (2007 - Remaster): A breath of our inspiration 04:00.
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' (1987 - Remaster) - London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult. 10. I. March (Seventeen Come Sunday) - London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult. 3. Toward the Unknown Region - a Song for Chorus and Orchestra - London Philharmonic Choir/John Alldis/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult. 4. Prelude (Andante Tranquillo) - - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult. 7. Fantasia (Quasi Variazione) on the Old 104th - Peter Katin/London Philharmonic Choir/John Alldis/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult. 8. A Song of Thanksgiving - Betty Dolemore/Robert Speaight/Harry Gabb/Luton Choral Society/Arthur E. Davies/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult/Luton Girls' Choir.
In the 1950s, Vaughan Williams supervised recordings of all but his ninth symphony by Sir Adrian Boult and the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Decca Records . Fantasia (quasi variazione) on the Old 104th Psalm Tune for piano, chorus, and orchestra (1949). Romance in D flat for harmonica and orchestra (1951) (written for Larry Adler). Tuba Concerto in F minor (1954).
Rachmaninov: Symphony no. 3, Vaughan Williams: Symphony no. 8 released: 2001. Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 2, Schumann: Kinderszenen released: 2001. 2 in E-flat, Cockaigne Overture released: 2001. Sir Adrian Boult Conducts Marches released: 1978. A London Symphony released: 1971. Messiah, Arias and Choruses released: 1963. Fantasia on Greensleeves (London Symphony Orchestra). The Lark Ascending (New Philharmonia Orchestra feat. English Folk Song Suite: I. March (Seventeen Come Sunday) (London Symphony Orchestra).
Vaughan Williams wrote nine symphonies, no two of which are similar. Each displays its own unique mood. His first was A Sea Symphony written between 1903 and 1909 in which he explores the ‘deep waters’ of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. His last, composed between 1957 and 1958 was Symphony No 9, originally inspired by Hardy’s work Tess of the D’Urbervilles. 1934 Fantasia on Greensleeves Adapted from Sir John in Love and arranged by Ralph Greaves for strings and harp with optional flute(s). 1936 Two Hymn-Tune Preludes For small orchestra. Based on ‘Eventide’ (W. H. Monk) and ‘Dominus regit me’ (J. B. Dykes). 1949 Fantasia (Quasi Variazione) on the ‘Old 104th’ Psalm Tune For pianoforte solo, accompanied by mixed chorus (SATB), and orchestra. The choral text is that attributed to Sternhold and Hopkins. 1950 The Sons of Light.