A Vaughan Williams Christmas - Works collected, arranged, adapted and/or harmonized by Ralph Vaughan Williams / setting by Douglas E. Wagner
A giant among composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams has contributed to the literature for concert band music that is standard repertoire throughout the world. Here are works from other genres that were collected, arranged, adapted, and/or harmonized by Vaughan Williams: "Forest Green (O Little Town of Bethlehem)" (from the first edition of the English Hymnal, 1906), "Wassail Song" (the fifth of Five English Folk Songs, 1913), and "Sussex Carol" (the second of Eight English Carols, 1919). These are the works of a master in a stunning new setting by Douglas Wagner. (4:24)Estimated delivery 3-5 days
A Ralph Vaughan Williams Portrait (Concert Band - Score and Parts) - Vaughan Williams, Ralph - Wagner, Douglas E.
Vaughan Williams' work represents the height of English Post-Romanticism after the turn of the century, which was characterized by fervent nationalistic spirit and a corresponding surge of interest in discovering, preserving, and performing traditional folk music. This arrangement includes elements of "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis," A Sea Symphony, "Linden Lea," and "Overture to The Wasps," all seamlessly intertwined.
A giant among composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams has contributed to the literature for concert band music that is standard repertoire throughout the world. Here are works from other genres that were collected, arranged, adapted, and/or harmonized by Vaughan Williams: "Forest Green (O Little Town of Bethlehem)" (from the first edition of the English Hymnal, 1906), "Wassail Song" (the fifth of Five English Folk Songs, 1913), and "Sussex Carol" (the second of Eight English Carols, 1919). These are the works of a master in a stunning new setting by Douglas Wagner. Duration: 4:24
This exciting new work by one of today's most highly regarding music scholars, brings new light to the more than two dozen works by Ralph Vaughan Williams for military band, brass band and wind ensemble. Vaughan Williams' unique relationship with fellow composer Gustav Holst is examined as well as his relationships with personnel at the Royal Military School of Music, the BBC and the Salvation Army. There's much more to this hard-to-put-down volume for conductors, performers, students and aficionados! Soft cover. 176 pages.
The final installment of Robert W. Smith's Vaughan Williams Suite was inspired by both "Flourish for Wind Band" and "English Folk Song Suite." As the title implies, the work is bold and compelling. Consider programming the entire Suite which includes "Wassail" (24758) and "Greensleeves: A Fantasia for Band" (26749). (2:46)Estimated delivery 3-5 days
Considered an integral part of the core literature for concert bands, this masterwork by Ralph Vaughan Williams has stood the test of time and continues to receive numerous performances on a yearly basis. This new printing features a newly engraved and carefully edited full score (with F Horns in F, and measure numbers to aid in rehearsals) along with matching parts. A must for all libraries! (American Grade 4)
This piece combines the simple, elegant thematic material of the Elizabethan church composer Tallis, expanded and modernized through the luxurious harmonies of Vaughan Williams. A setting for band has been long overdue, and Jay Bocook does a masterful job of transforming the original work for string orchestra into a magnificent setting for winds. Fantasia was used with great effect in the recent film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.
The first published composition of Vaughan Williams in 1902 was a setting for voice and piano of a poem by William Barnes. The lyrical folk song quality of the tune makes it an irresistible choice for this arrangement for the beginning concert band idiom. Set in three-four time, the lush arrangement reinforces musicality and the triple meter concept. This setting will certainly make your beginners sound lush and polished. Duration: 2:15
Originally the fourth movement of Vaughan Williams' well-known English Folk Song Suite, this setting of folk songs is now considered a separate work on its own. Here for the first time is an arrangement playable by younger bands. Including Princess Royal, Admiral Benbow and Portsmouth, all the original charm and character of the original has been authentically preserved in this outstanding setting by Robert Longfield.
Originally written by Vaughan Williams as a vocal setting of a sonnet by Dante Gabriel Rossini, this beautiful art song makes a dramatic musical statement through it flowing melodic lines and creative harmonies. Ed Huckeby has transformed this classic into a magnificent work for concert band, with colorful scoring featuring the woodwind choir as well as vulnerable, yet very playable, melodic lines in the horns and trumpets. "Silent Noon" is destined to become a new standard in the portfolio of great bands around the world.