Alan Tongue

“Alan Tongue masterminds outstandingly sympathetic accounts of both these rarities...’’

The Gramophone, March 2016, on Vaughan Williams’ The Bridal Day and Epithalamoin
3 CDs of previously
unrecorded WORKS BY
Vaughan Williams

BEYOND MY DREAM:
MUSIC FOR GREEK PLAYS
Ralph Vaughan Williams

‘The performances here are perfection itself. Conductor Alan Tongue is a past master of this idiom in every way.’ (James A. Altena)

‘As he has has done twice before for Albion, Tongue offers a compelling first impression of a previously unknown score. He shapes theses scores brilliantly, with conviction and obvious affection.’

(Ronald E. Grames)

FAIR CHILD OF BEAUTY
Ralph Vaughan Williams

“The septet of players from the Britten Sinfonia…ensure that Vaughan Williams’s music, by turns playful, lithe and sensually alluring, is winningly projected, and the baritone Philip Smith contributes warmly…this new release does a valuable service in bringing back The Bridal Day back into circulation.”

(BBC Music Magazine)

A CAMBRIDGE MASS
Ralph Vaughan Williams

““It was a bright day for English music when Mr. Tongue lifted the score from the drawer...
To regard this mass as an apprentice exercise would be a misjudgement. It is the real Vaughan Wiliams on his way to greatness.” (Michael Kennedy)

Read about the discovery, history and world premiére of A Cambridge Mass here.