The Shepherds of the Delectable Mountains (Vaughan Williams, Ralph)
It is unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus-70 years. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and other countries where the term is life-plus-50 years (like China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide). As this work was first published before 1923 or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.
Finale: "So he passed over, and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side"
Leigh Henry (1889–1958), calligraphy
Fanfare: A Musical Causerie, Vol.I, Issue 4
London: Goodwin & Tabb, November 15, 1921
Scanned at 600 dpi
|Work Title||The Shepherds of the Delectable Mountains|
|Alternative Title||Pastoral episode|
|Composer||Vaughan Williams, Ralph|
|Year/Date of Composition||1921|
|Librettist||Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)|
John Bunyan (1628–1688)
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Sopranos; Altos; 2 Trumpets (C); Harp; Bells; Cellos; Double Basses|
Later revised as Act IV, Scene 2, of Vaughan Williams' opera The Pilgrim's Progress.