A Sea Symphony (Symphony No.1) (Vaughan Williams, Ralph)
It is very 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 (such as 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 with no "restoration" under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.
Kimberly Jones, soprano; Thomas Hall, baritone
University of Chicago Chorus and Motet Choir, Grand Prairie Singers
Chicago: University of Chicago Symphony
Performed 1 June 2009. From
Clarinets 1, 2 (in B♭, A), Bass Clarinet (in B♭), E♭ Clarinet
*#27595 - 21.29MB, 24, 24, 14, 13 pp. - (1) - V/V/29 - 1102x⇩
Bass Drum/Cymbals, Cymbals, Snare Drum, Snare Drum/Triangle
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London: Stainer & Bell, n.d.(1918)
Boca Raton: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1994).
These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project.
* The parts marked with a star are optional parts to allow the work to be performed with fewer winds; specifically without Flute 3, Oboe 2, and the Bass clarinet.
† Several parts are missing from the set: the optional part for the English horn when there is no Oboe 2; and both Harp parts.
London: Stainer & Bell, 1918
Arrangements and Transcriptions
II. On the Beach at Night, Alone
For Organ (Ley)
|Work Title||A Sea Symphony|
|Alternative Title||[Symphony No.1]|
|Composer||Vaughan Williams, Ralph|
|Year/Date of Composition||1903-09|
|First Performance||1910-10-12 in Leeds
|Librettist||Walt Whitman (1819-1892)|
|Composer Time Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Voices: soprano, baritone; mixed chorus|
Orchestra: piccolo, 3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, E♭ clarinet,
2 clarinets (B♭, A), bass clarinet (B♭), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon,
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (F), 3 trombones, tuba, timpani,
side drum, bass drum, triangle, suspended and crash cymbals,
2 harps, organ, strings
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
|Symphonies by Ralph Vaughan Williams|