Ralph Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem - La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

7/25/2019; 37 minutes

Commissioned in 1936 to compose a large-scale piece for a choral society's centenary celebration, Ralph Vaughan Williams instead wrote for them a cantata for soprano, baritone, chorus, and orchestra titled "Dona Nobis Pacem" – and it was anything but a celebration piece. Dona Nobis Pacem ("Give Us Peace") was the composer's protest against war and a cry for peace at a time of growing international tension. Three years later, Vaughan Williams' worst fears would be realized. Recorded on 06/09/2019. (#35010)

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