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Vaughan Williams: Five Tudor Portraits

10 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 03 May 2013

Stephen Johnson explores Vaughan Williams's Five Tudor Portraits.

It was Edward Elgar who suggested that Vaughan Williams might enjoy the verse of the Tudor poet John Skelton. When he read the poems, it's clear that Vaughan Williams was impressed by them and when he came to set a selection of Skelton's work as Five Tudor Portraits, he responded to the jazz-like qualities in the metre, making inventive use of the poet's colourful language.

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams Symphony no. 4 in F minor

    Conductor: Richard Hickox Performer: London S O.

    CHANDOS, CHSA 5003

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    Ralph Vaughan Williams 5 Tudor portraits for soloists, choir and orchestra

    Conductor: Richard Hickox Performer: Jean Rigby Performer: John Shirley-Quirk Performer: London S O. Performer: London Symphony Chorus

    CHANDOS, CHAN 9593


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