This is a very competitively priced recording that allows, particularly, an opportunity to get to know Peter Warlock's darker music after hearing the popular Capriol Suite. Even the Capriol Suite has a sting in the taile as the finale adds a few dissonances. The Curlew is the highlight: music that is daringly chromatic and emotionally very dark, whilst still retaining an English pastoral feel. Warlock must have been in a particularly dark place when writing these songs of unrequited and lost love; it's no surprise that he committed suicide - allegedly. His carols and folk settings are an attractive filler after such a dark and unsettling piece.
I've concentrated my comments on the Warlock pieces because the Vaughan Williams works are much more familiar and thus contain few surprises. Suffice to say that they come with top recommendations.
For the remaining works of both Vaughan Williams and Warlock you will be very hard pressed to find better interpretations even if this is quite a vintage recording. The sound quality stands up well and the performances cannot be beaten.