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Fantasia on a theme of Vaughan Williams : for orchestra

by Paul Stanhope (2003)

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Performance by Norichiko Limori, Tokyo Philharmonic from the CD Fantasia on a theme by Vaughan Williams

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

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/STA 9 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2003

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.

Duration: 17 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional orchestra or high level youth orchestra

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

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.

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2004 Toru Takemitsu Composition Award Winner Paul Stanhope

Analysis

Program note for Paul Stanhope's "Certain Resonances"
by Natalie Shea
Source: Published by Symphony Services

Article: Dawn of a new world symphony
by Gordon Kerry — © News Limited
Source: Source: The Australian, 24 March 2009, pp.13

Program note: Paul Stanhope's "Fantasia on a Theme by Vaughan Williams"
by Paul Stanhope

Kit: 2010 Australian composition resource kit / Sydney Symphony Education Program

Kit: 2010 Australian music resource kit / Sydney Symphony Education Program

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Performances of this work

18 Sep 2015: at Simone Young and Brahms - Gala Concert (Elisabeth Murdoch Hall). Featuring Simone Young, ANAM Orchestra of the Academy.

29 Jul 2012: at Sydney Youth Orchestra (The Concourse, Chatswood). Featuring Max McBride, Sydney Youth Orchestra.

28 Apr 2012: at Queensland Symphony Orchestra with Benjamin Northey (The Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studios). Featuring Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey.

19 Nov 2011: at Musical Futures (Ravenswood Centenary Centre Auditorium). Featuring Rowan Harvey-Martin, Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra.

10 Sep 11: featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

3 May 11: Meany Hall, Seattle WA, USA. Featuring Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, Adam Stern.

22 Oct 2010: at Sydney Symphony: Stanhope, Tchaikovsky (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Sydney Symphony, Richard Gill.

21 Oct 2010: at Sydney Symphony: Stanhope, Adès, Tchaikovsky (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Richard Gill, Sydney Symphony.

20 Oct 2010: at Sydney Symphony: Stanhope, Adès, Tchaikovsky (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Sydney Symphony, Richard Gill.

10 Jul 2010: at TSO: Stanhope, Vaughan Williams etc. (Federation Concert Hall, Hobart). Featuring Radoslaw Szulc, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

11 Dec 08: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney. Featuring Benjamin Northey, Sydney Youth Orchestra.

6 May 06: CUB Malthouse, Melbourne. Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Markus Stenz.

28 Jul 05: Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. Featuring Sydney Symphony, Balázs Kocsár.

May 04: Toru Takemitsu Concert Hall, Tokyo, Japan. Featuring Norichiko Limori, Tokyo Philharmonic.

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