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Vaughan Williams: The Pilgrim's Progress: A Bunyan Sequence
Ursula Howells, Aidan Oliver, Richard Pasco
Vaughan Williams: The Pilgrim's Progress: A Bunyan Sequence
Genre: Classical
 
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"The Pilgrim's Progress from this world to that which is to come: Delivered under the similitude of a dream..." So begins John Gielgud's narration--and his subsequent reading of the role of Christian--in this superb adapta...  more »

      
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"The Pilgrim's Progress from this world to that which is to come: Delivered under the similitude of a dream..." So begins John Gielgud's narration--and his subsequent reading of the role of Christian--in this superb adaptation of Vaughan Williams's radio play, based on scenes from John Bunyan's classic allegory The Pilgrim's Progress. Different from the composer's later opera, this work fares well on disc, fueled by dramatic characterizations and affecting music. --David Vernier

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Excellent, faith filled journey by Vaughan Williams
Robert J. Swoboda | Burlington, WI | 05/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All of the greatness and beauty of Vaughan Williams' music fused with the epic from John Bunyan and the great narration and voices, including Sir John Geilgud, make this one of the best of all the sacred music from Vaughan Williams. An incredible musical journey on this disc moving forward to an emotional climax as Christian reaches Mount Zion. It is highly recommended."