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  Vaughan Williams: Tallis Fantasia etc - Utah Symphony/Abravanel
  Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, Flos Campi, Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus", Fantasia on Greensleeves

Utah Symphony Orchestra
University of Utah Chamber Choir
Maurice Abravanel (conductor)
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  Classical - Orchestral
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Review by Oyster June 26, 2007 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Wonderful music conjuring up pastoral England before four wheel drives and second homes. Sound generally very good with wide dynamic range and lush string tone, although the orchestra sounds a little constrained particularly in the Tallis Fantasia, and there is audible background noise in quieter passages. Solo instruments very realistic. A quick read of the cover is a bit misleading - looking at "P & C 2004" you might think the performance is modern (if you were unfamiliar with the artist, like me) but in fact these are 40 year old recordings. This disc might not perhaps justify a premium price but if you can find it for reasonable money, you are unlikely to be disappointed.

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Works: 4  

Ralph Vaughan Williams - 5 Variants of "Dives and Lazarus" (1939)
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis (1910, rev. 1913/19)
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves (1934)
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Flos Campi (1925)