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Vaughan Williams: Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 in E minor
by London Philharmonic Orchestra
This first rhapsody of three was written in 1906, then revised in 1914. Premiered in London in August 1906 and conducted by Sir Henry Wood, its substantial revision was carried out for a performance in Bournemouth in May 1914.

The piece begins with an introduction based on two songs - "The Captain's Apprentice" and "The Bold Young Sailor" - followed by the main allegro movement, employing three songs - "A Basket of Eggs", "On Board a Ninety-eight" and "Ward, the Pirate". Ralph Vaughan Williams had collected several of these songs in the North End of King's Lynn, which was home to the majority of the port's fishing community. (Williams greatly loved the county of Norfolk, and even owned a home in Sheringham between 1919 and 1921.)
Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
Posted: 16th September 2019
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