Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams, Ralph)

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Work Title Serenade to Music
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Composer Vaughan Williams, Ralph
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRV 71
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Andante sostenuto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1938
First Performance. 1938, October 5 - London, Royal Albert Hall jubilee concert
Sir Henry Wood, conductor ; orchestra comprised players from the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
The soloists were:
Sopranos: Isobel Baillie, Lilian Stiles-Allen, Elsie Suddaby, Eva Turner
Contraltos: Muriel Brunskill, Astra Desmond, Mary Jarred, Margaret Balfour
Tenors: Heddle Nash, Frank Titterton, Walter Widdop, Parry Jones
Basses: Harold Williams, Roy Henderson, Robert Easton, Norman Allin
First Publication. 1938
Librettist William Shakespeare (1564–1616), from The Merchant of Venice, Act V, Scene I
Language English
Dedication Sir Henry Joseph Wood
Average DurationAvg. Duration 14 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Soloists: violin, 4 sopranos, 4 altos, 4 tenors, 4 basses
Orchestra: 2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), oboe, english horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, bass drum, harp, strings
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