5 Tudor Portraits (Vaughan Williams, Ralph)

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Publisher. Info. London: Oxford University Press, 1971.
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4 more: 2. Pretty Bess - Intermezzo • 3. Epitaph on John Jayberd of Diss - Burlesca • 4. Jane Scroop (Her Lament of Philip Sparrow) - Romanza • 5. Jolly Rutterkin - Scherzo

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Work Title 5 Tudor Portraits
Alternative. Title Choral suite
Composer Vaughan Williams, Ralph
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRV 93
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements:
  1. The Tunning of Elinor Rumming - Ballad. Allegro pesante (A major) (contralto or mezzo, mixed chorus (SATB), orchestra)
  2. Pretty Bess - Intermezzo. Allegretto grazioso (G major) (baritone, mixed chorus (SATB), orchestra)
  3. Epitaph on John Jayberd of Diss - Burlesca. Allegro (F minor) (male chorus)
  4. Jane Scroop (Her Lament of Philip Sparrow) - Romanza. Lento doloroso (G minor) (mezzo or contralto, female chorus (SATB), orchestra)
  5. Jolly Rutterkin - Scherzo. Allegro moderato (B minor) (baritone, mixed chorus (SATB), orchestra)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1935
First Performance. 1936
Librettist John Skelton (1460-1529)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 46 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices: mezzo soprano, contralto, baritone, mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra:
N.B. in movements 1 and 4, the contralto / mezzo indications are alternates. If the first listed is the preference, then all 3 voice types are needed, but by using the alternate indications, this could be done with 2 voices -- mezzo and baritone OR contralto and baritone
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