Buried Treasure – The Sea (Part I)

Listening Guide


The Works

Ralph Vaughan Williams – A Sea Symphony

Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960) – Symphony No. 4 In C Minor, Op. 39 (“From The Seaward Skerries”)
Elisabeth Söderström, soprano
Gösta Winbergh, tenor
Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Stig Westerberg, conductor
(Bluebell ABCD 001)
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Gustaf Nordqvist – Til Havs (To The Sea)
Jussi Bjoerling, Tenor
Orchestra Conducted By Bertil Bokstedt (EMI 2 17313 2)
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Gösta Nystroem (1890-1966) – Sinfonia Del Mare (Symphony No. 3)
Elisabeth Söderström, Soprano
Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Cello
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Stig Westerberg, Conductor
(Discofil SCD 1015)
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Paul Gilson (1865-1942) – De Zee (The Sea)
Brtn Philharmonic Orchestra
Karl-Anton Rickenbacher, Conductor
(Discover DICD 920126)
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Edward Macdowell (1860-1908) – Sea Pieces, Op. 55
James Barbagallo, Piano
(Marco Polo 8.223631)
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Sir Charles Villers Stanford (1852-1924) – Songs Of The Sea, Op. 91
Gerald Finley, Baritone
BBC National Chorus Of Wales
BBC National Orchestra Of Wales
Richard Hickox, Conductor
(Chandos CHSA 5043)
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Til Havs (To The Sea)
You blow, fresh wind of the ocean
from the southwest
and sweetly caress the sailor’s cheek
best of all the winds


Toward the sea and storms
you boldly course
toward sea and storms
be then on guard!

On an endless ocean path, life is free
and cares are forgotten
when the green-white sea sings
its high freedom song

Toward sea . . . .

Swell, great lovely sail, swell
on the push of the wind
with resounding delight towards
mountainous waves
in the moment’s utmost joy

Toward the sea . . . .


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