Since its formation in 1994, The Ralph Vaughan Williams Society – a registered charity – has sought to raise the profile of the composer through publications, seminars and sponsorship of recordings. Amongst the Society's successes includes the publication of Ursula Vaughan Williams's autobiography with its main focus on her relationship with Ralph and the sponsorship of the Albion Opera Festival in London in 1997.
With almost 1,000 members, the Society now has the resources to launch its new record label, Albion Records,devoted to recordings of rare RVW. Indeed, our vision is that each Albion CD will contain at least one world premiere recording. Our first CD, The sky shall be our roof, contains eleven such world premieres! Our second CD is called To Daffodils and includes many rare songs, including the world premiere recording of Rondel. Both CDs have been released to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the composer in 2008.
Future recording plans cover the complete piano transcriptions including Job and A London Symphony.
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