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Fantasia on a theme of Vaughan Williams

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Fantasia on a theme of Vaughan Williams : for orchestra / Paul Stanhope

by Paul Stanhope (2003)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets in B flat (2nd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contra-bassoon), 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, timpani, percussion (3 players), celesta, strings.
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    Performance by Norichiko Limori, Tokyo Philharmonic from the CD Fantasia on a theme by Vaughan Williams

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This piece pays homage to the famous Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. Vaughan Williams uses a simple hymn-like choral piece by Thomas Tallis for his work; similarly I have used the famous hymn tune 'Down Ampney' by Vaughan Williams as the thematic basis for mine. Rather than limit the piece to just strings, as did Vaughan Williams, I have used the full complement of orchestral instruments including a large percussion battery.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (59p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional orchestra or high level youth orchestra

Duration: 16 mins

Contents note:

1. Fanfares -- 2. Lugubrious -- 3. Percussive -- 4. a) Photo negative, b) Chorales with walking bass -- 5. "Fanfares" reprise -- 6. Hymn.

Includes programme note.

Originally titled Fantasia on a theme by Vaughan Williams.

Revised 2005. Corrections made May 2010.

This work was awarded 1st place in the Toru Takemitsu Composition Prize in 2004.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced May 10.

ISMN: M-67305-187-4

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