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

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Lekro (2016/1/24)

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Gardner Chamber Orchestra (ensemble)
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Misc. Notes Transcription found below
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Publisher. Info. London: Goodwin & Tabb, 1921. (Curwen after 1924)
Reprinted Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Other Works for Orchestra
Mineola: Dover Publications, 1999.
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Misc. Notes The composer's Goodwin & Tabb works were taken over by Curwen in 1924.
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Parts

Orchestra 1

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Publisher. Info. London: Goodwin & Tabb, 1921. (Curwen after 1924)
Reprinted Boca Raton: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1997). Catalog A8191
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Orchestra 2

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Publisher. Info. London: Goodwin & Tabb, 1921. (Curwen after 1924)
Reprinted Detroit: Luck's Music Library, n.d.(1997 or later)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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Arranger Michael Viljoen (b. 1973)
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Misc. Notes 2 instruments per part, i.e. Violin 1/2 are on "Violin 1" part, Violin 3/4 are on "Violin 2" part, etc.
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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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Misc. Notes From the uploader's library. [Note: I would surmise the rest cannot be added, but the fact a 2 Piano version was imagined for such a "non-pianistic" work, with RVW's approval or sanction, is interesting, which is why I'm adding the first 2 pp.]
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Turfstra (2022/10/9)

Arranger Martin Shaw (1875-1958)
Geoffrey Turton Shaw (1879-1943)
Publisher. Info. London: J. Curwen & Sons., 1915. Plate 44539.
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Arranger Charles T. Warren (b. 1952)
Publisher. Info. Charles T. Warren, 2022.
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Misc. Notes Recorder orchestra of 13 unique parts: Si Sx3 Ax6 Tx3 Bx3 GBx6 CBx6 SGBx3. If performed with 13 players, the result will be unbalanced and lacking in dynamic contrast. I would guess that 21 players would be the minimum - with a majority of players on the lower parts. The tenor, bass, and great bass parts present some challenges. Recording of this arrangement at top of page.
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General Information

Work Title Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Alternative. Title
Composer Vaughan Williams, Ralph
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRV 19
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Largo sostenuto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1910, rev. 1919
First Performance. 1910-09-06 in Gloucester, Cathedral
London Symphony (orchestra), Ralph Vaughan Williams (conductor)
First Publication. 1921 - London: Goodwin & Tabb
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15-16 minutes
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 9 Psalm Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter by Tallis
External Links Wikipedia article