Wind Works

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(Meredith Music Resource). This exciting work, by one of today's most highly regarded 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 in this hard-to-put-down volume for conductors, performers, students and aficionados! "...the contributions
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Overview

(Meredith Music Resource). This exciting work, by one of today's most highly regarded 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 in this hard-to-put-down volume for conductors, performers, students and aficionados! "...the contributions of Jon Mitchell have become a cornerstone of serious scholarship in our field. ...a welcome insight into the life and works of Vaughan Williams. Contained within are valuable insights into the world of Vaughan Williams that, for the majority of us, will be an undiscovered country." Craig Kirchhoff Professor of Music/Director of Bands University of Minnesota (a href="http://youtu.be/8U3fN1SPXVE" target="_blank")Click here for a YouTube video on Ralph Vaughan Williams' Wind Works(/a)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574630985
  • Publisher: Meredith Music Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
To Fifty: In Memoriam: Peace, Come Away - Mass: Sanctus - Pan's Anniversary - May Day Scene for The Pageant of London - O Clap Your Hands - Fanfare     1
The First Military Band Work: English Folk Song Suite with Sea Songs     25
The Second Military Band Work: Concerto Grosso for Military Band/Toccata Marziale     49
The First Brass Band Works: Overture for Brass Band: Henry the Fifth-Flourish for Trumpets (or Cornets), Horns, Trombones, Side Drum and Cymbals (founded on the "Morris Call")     63
Pageantry I: Incidental Music for the Pageant of Abinger-The Golden Vanity     73
Pageantry II: England's Pleasant Land-Flourish for Wind Band     83
Works for the BBC Military Band: A Folk Dance Medley-March Suite on English Folk Tunes     95
The Composer in Wartime: Household Music-England's Pleasant Land     109
The Post-War Years: Flourish for Three Trumpets-Four Cambridge Flourishes for Four Trumpets-"Scherzo alla Marcia" from Symphony No. 8 in D minor     119
The Brass Band Masterworks: Prelude on Three Welsh Hymn Tunes-Variations for Brass Band     131
Instrumentation of Works Scored for British Military Band     145
Instrumentation of Works Scored for British Brass Band     151
Instrumentation of Various Wind EnsembleWorks     154
Instrumentation of Works for Brass Ensemble with Voices     156
Folk Song Music-2: BBC Military Band Programme 27th March 1940, 9:35 p.m.     157
Discovered! Two Long-forgotten Band Manuscripts Written by Ralph Vaughan Williams: Richard E. Strange Speech Presented at the 1991 WASBE (World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles) Conference [abridged]     159
Bibliography, Webliography, and Discography     163
About the Author     167
Index     169
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