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: Marius Goring and Norman Shelley in 'THE VISION OF WILLIAM'

Adapted by John Reeves from
' Piers Plowman' by William Langland with music arranged by John Reeves
Production by Douglas Cleverdon with Denis Quilley. Marjorie Westbury
BBC Chorus
Gareth Morris (flute)
Richard Taylor (recorder)
Christopher Taylor (recorder)
Joy Boughton (oboe)
Cecil James (bassoon) Barry Tuckwell (horn)
Conducted by Patrick Savill
Part 1
The Vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman
Fantasia a 4 (Orlando Gibbons), plaved by the Vio]s of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis: on a record
9.15 app. Part 2
The Vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman and concerning the life of Do-well, Do-better, and Do-best


Adapted By: John Reeves
Unknown: William Langland
Arranged By: John Reeves
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Denis Quilley.
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Flute: Gareth Morris
Flute: Richard Taylor
Unknown: Christopher Taylor
Oboe: Joy Boughton
Bassoon: Cecil James
Horn: Barry Tuckwell
Conducted By: Patrick Savill
William Langland: Marius Goring
Piers Plowman: Norman Shelley
Holy Church: Rachel Gurney
Reason: Frederick Treves
Pilgrim: Richard Bebb
Cutpurse: Frank Duncan
Hunger: Robert Marsden
Simon: Charles E Stidwill
Priest: Godfrey Kenton
Wit: John Cazabon
Dame Study: Betty Hardy
Clergy: Harold Reese
Scripture: Beth Boyd
Rope: Denis Goacher
Soul: Jean England
Mercy: Hilda Schroder


Philomel Ensemble:
Gordon Heard (flute) James Brown (oboe) Arvon Davies (piano)


Flute: Gordon Heard
Oboe: James Brown
Piano: Arvon Davies

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