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THE BELFAST PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY

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Third Subscription Concert of the Sixty-Third Season from the Ulster Hall, Belfast
JANET HAMILTON-SMITH
(soprano)
DENNIS NOBLE (baritone)
THE BELFAST PHILHARMONIC
CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
Conductor,
E. GODFREY BROWN
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.

Contributors

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

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