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This page lists all recordings of The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958).

The Lark Ascending is the nation’s favourite piece of music, according to Classic FM’s Hall of Fame 2008.

Inspired by George Meredith’s poem of the same name, the violin’s soaring lines and fluttering trills represent the song of the lark, whilst the orchestral accompaniment provides the backdrop against which the lark flies.

Vaughan Williams composed the work for violin and piano in 1914, but didn’t orchestrate it until after the First World War.

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Tasmin Little: The Lark Ascending

Tasmin Little (violin)

BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis

Little's stellar playing [is] brimming with gorgeous and glitz-free tone, plus a lovely range of light and shade...Little's spacious and serene way with The Lark Ascending is both beautiful,... More…

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$14.75

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 Offer Vaughan Williams: Job - A Masque for Dancing

David Greed (violin)

English Northern Philharmonia, David Lloyd-Jones

this splendid new ENP/Lloyd-Jones recording supersedes any in my experience More…

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($7.25)$6.23

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 Offer Vernon Handley: Champion of British Music

David Nolan (violin), Nigel Kennedy (violin), Piers Lane (piano), Tasmin Little (violin), Diana Cummings (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Vernon Handley

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5 CDs

($21.25)$15.00

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Vaughan Williams: In the Fen Country, etc.

Michael Davis (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Bryden Thomson

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CD

$14.75

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Vaughan Williams - Orchestral Works

Celia Nicklin (oboe), Iona Brown (violin)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields, The New Queen's Hall Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Neville Marriner, Barry Wordsworth, Adrian Boult

The sound of the LSO strings in 1910 must remain largely a matter of conjecture but this beautifully textured account on gut-string instruments cuts to the heart of the score and Wordsworth's... More…

2 CDs

$13.25

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English Landscapes

Lyn Fletcher (violin)

Hallé Orchestra & Choir, Mark Elder

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CD

$14.50

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

Sarah Chang (violin), Ian Bostridge (tenor)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

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$6.25

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Pinchas Zukerman: Elgar & Vaughan Williams

Pinchas Zukerman (violin & conductor)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Zukerman's violin playing has lost nothing of its masterful immensity, gorgeousness of tone, and likeable directness of manner over the years, and to hear those qualities at work in The Lark... More…

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Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Music

Iona Brown (violin), Tommy Reilly (harmonica)

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

the beauty of the playing is a constant source of delight More…

2 CDs

$12.50

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Janine Jansen

Janine Jansen (violin)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth

CD

$13.50

This item is currently out of stock at the UK distributor. You may order it now but please be aware that it may be six weeks or more before it can be despatched.

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