Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams, Ralph)

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Work Title Serenade to Music
Alternative. Title
Composer Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1938
First Performance. 1938, October 5
Librettist William Shakespeare (1564–1616), from The Merchant of Venice, Act V, Scene I
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 14 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 4 sopranos, 4 altos, 4 tenors, 4 basses, orchestra


Misc. Comments

The singers in the first performance, for Sir Henry Wood’s Jubilee, were:

Sopranos: Stiles Allen, Isobel Baillie, Elsie Suddaby, Eva Turner
Altos: Margaret Balfour, Muriel Brunskill, Astra Desmond, Mary Jarred
Tenors: Parry Jones, Heddle Nash, Frank Titterton, Walter Widdop
Basses: Norman Allin, Robert Easton, Roy Henderson, Harold Williams