Ralph Vaughan Williams
1872–1958 Anniversary Choral Collection
Stainer & Bell is delighted to announce the publication of a new collection of choral music in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1872. Conceived as a complete concert programme package for choirs, this compilation includes some of his finest choral scores interwoven with delightful works by Tudor composers whose music he loved, pieces by contemporaries who made a lasting impression on his life and creative journey, and a beautiful tribute by young British composer Sarah Cattley in a setting of words by Ursula Vaughan Williams. Also included in the collection are comprehensive biographical and programme notes, with bonus features including digital resources.
- Five English Folksongs
- Three Elizabethan Partsongs
- Carol and folksong arrangements
- Music by Byrd, Tallis, Gibbons, Morley, Stanford and Holst
- New commission by Sarah Cattley, O Western Wind (view complete score and listen here) and more.
This collection of 28 pieces, available for hire or purchase, forms a complete programme for choirs. However, we also invite choirs to ‘personalise’ the content and running order as they wish, for example either by substituting items with instrumental interludes or with choral repertoire already familiar to the singers, or by shortening the programme.
Further information: stainer.co.uk/rvw150
Contact: Angus Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
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