Dona Nobis Pacem (Vaughan Williams, Ralph)




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M.kowalski49 (2011/5/10)

Publisher. Info. London: Oxford University Press, 1936.
Misc. Notes Is this a publication or a manuscript scan? - ES
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Madcapellan (2011/10/10)

Publisher. Info. London: Oxford University Press, 1936.
Misc. Notes 600 dpi
Actually, not obviously distributed and copyrighted until 1971 - certainly no wide-distribution copy appears in libraries with a lower than 1971 © date, the 1936 © date at Dutch libraries seems to be an inaccurate artifact of the 1936 composition date simply copied into the publication field, and the 1964 field in another library is - interesting. Can only look at this one for explanation-of-discrepancy (as it's blocked outside Canada, and whatnot and etc. and) by exercising Admin Powers (TM, Patent pending) and had rather not, so ... erm... ?? --- ES
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General Information

Work Title Dona Nobis Pacem
Alternative. Title A cantata for soprano and baritone soli, chorus, and orchestra.
Composer Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1936
First Performance. 1936 October 3
First Publication. 1969? or earlier
Language Latin, English
Dedication Huddersfield Choral Society.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation soprano and baritone soli, chorus, orchestra3 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 4 trumpets (2 optional?), 5 trombones (2 optional?), tuba, timpani, percussion (bass, tenor and side drums, cymbal, tamtam, triangle, tambour, glockenspiel, bells), harp, organ (ad lib), strings
External Links Oxford University Press (2005 edition of Score)

Misc. Comments

Both Latin and English are used -- i.e. not English as a translation for Latin text.

This work seems to have been first published in 1971 (or 1969?), though it's not entirely clear from available sources.

Full instrumentation from a "Google-cached" copy of a page at the Oxford University Press website, which gives the publication date as March 1969. 2005 page linked above does not list the percussion section in detail.