Phantasy for Viola and Orchestra (Bax, Arnold)

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Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Viola and Piano

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Publisher. Info. London: Murdoch, Murdoch & Co., 1922. Plate M.M. & Co. 312.
Misc. Notes Original images: 300dpi, grayscale jpg2000 files approx. 3000 by 4200 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins.
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Lionel Tertis (1876–1975), solo viola part

Publisher Info.:

London: Murdoch, Murdoch & Co., 1922. Plate M.M. & Co. 312.


Vista, CA: Lauren Publications, No.037, 2008.


This file is public domain in the USA only!
It is not PD in Canada, the EU or elsewhere.

Misc. Notes:

Page 2 of this piano score below credits Tertis as the editor.


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General Information

Work Title Phantasy for Viola Solo and Orchestra
Alternative. Title Viola Concerto in D minor (original title)
Composer Bax, Arnold
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. GP 235
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 (connected)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1920
First Publication. 1922 – London: Murdoch, Murdoch & Co. (reduction)

1938 – Murdoch, Murdoch & Co. (full score)

Dedication Lionel Tertis
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Viola and orchestra 3 Flutes (one takes piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, side drum ad libitum, cymbals, harp, strings
External Links Baxworks site