Sons of the Morning: Piano Music Vaughan Williams
Albion Records presents the world-premiere recording of Job - a Masque for Dancing in an arrangement for solo piano by Vally Lasker. This arrangement was made in the summer of 1930 to support rehearsals by dancers of the Camargo Society who were staging the work in 1931. Lasker was an excellent pianist who had shown her prowess as an arranger when she undertook Vaughan Williams's a London Symphony in 1920. It is an imaginative and skillful transcription that brings fresh insights into one of the composer's greatest works. Also included are Vaughan Williams's the Lake in the Mountains, as well as the Hymn Tune Prelude on 'Song 13' by Orlando Gibbons together with six beautiful Preludes by Ivor Gurney. Award-winning pianist Iain Burnside makes his first full solo recording with this disc of rare repertoire.