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Third Subscription Concert of the Sixty-Third Season from the Ulster Hall, Belfast
DENNIS NOBLE (baritone)
Vaughan Williams made the first sketches for his Sea Symphony in 1903. Out of these sketches grew the Scherzo, ' The Waves ', and the slow movement, ' On the Beach at Night alone '. The actual composition of the work -extended over a period of six years, and finally it was finished in 1909. A year later was given its. first performance at the Leeds Festival.
This work was the outcome of Vaughan Williams's -admiration for Walt Whitman 's poems, ' Leaves of Grass The first movement is based. on verses from ' Song of the Exposition ' and ' Sea Drift'. The second and third movements also come from ' Sea Drift ', and the fourth movement is based on verses from the fifth, eighth, and ninth sections of ' Passage to India '.
This symphony of Vaughan Williams is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and moving works that is connected with the sea.


Soprano: Janet Hamilton-Smith
Baritone: Dennis Noble
Conductor: E. Godfrey Brown
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Walt Whitman
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

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