Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (Vaughan Williams, Ralph)

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Publisher. Info. London: J. Curwen, 1921. Curwen Edition, 90722.
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Orchestra I

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Publisher. Info. London: J. Curwen, 1921.
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Orchestra II

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For 2 Pianos (Jacobsen)

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Arranger Maurice Jacobson (1896-1976)
Publisher. Info. London: Curwen, 1948. Plate 99106
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Arranger Martin Shaw (1875-1958)
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Publisher. Info. London: J. Curwen & Sons., 1915. Plate 44539.
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General Information

Work Title Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Alternative. Title Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis : for double stringed orchestra
Composer Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1910, rev. 1919
First Publication. 1921
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Double string orchestra, with soloists
Related Works Based upon the "Third Tune (Psalm 2)" of Tallis' 9 Psalm Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter