Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The New Ghost

I love Ralph Vaughan Williams, but I only ever buy his records from charity shops. This one was picked up in Leigh On Sea last week. Inside were three hand-typed lyric sheets for 'On Wenlock Edge', perhaps the remnants of an early seventies vocal trio or, at least, a cultural evening of Martini, classical singing and wife-swapping.

This track, performed by Ian & Jennifer Partridge, is the suitably hauntologically titled 'The New Ghost', a poem by Fredegond Shove set to music by RVW in 1925.

1 comment:

  1. Bloody gorgeous. Thanks for this. I've got a few of RVW's but had never heard of this.