Old King Cole (Vaughan Williams, Ralph)

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Sheet Music


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Publisher. Info. London: J. Curwen & Sons Ltd., 1925. Plate 90746
Misc. Notes 600 dpi. Am guessing that 90746 is the -edition-, not the plate. See J. Curwen & Sons plate table. Am I right?
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General Information

Work Title Old King Cole
Alternative. Title
Composer Vaughan Williams, Ralph
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRV 53
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 sections
  • Introduction. Allegro moderato (C major)
Entrance of the King. Maestoso (G major)
  • Pipe Dance.  = 176 (B minor)
  • Bowl Dance. Allegro molto (C minor)
  • Morris Jig. Allegro (F major)
  • A bold young farmer. Presto (G minor)
  • The Jolly Thresherman. Allegro vivace (G phrygian)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1923
First Performance. 1923-06-05 - Cambridge, Trinity College
First Publication. 1925
Average DurationAvg. Duration 19 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation mixed chorus (SATB ad lib.)
3 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, bass drum, cymbals, snare drum, triangle, glockenspiel, harp, celesta, strings