The Wasps (Vaughan Williams, Ralph)

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Language Greek / English
Translator Henry John Edwards (English)
Publisher. Info. Cambridge: Greek Play Committee, 1909. Plate Gr. P. C. 1.
Misc. Notes 600 dpi. Page size is 7 x 10.5 inches.
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General Information

Work Title The Wasps
Alternative. Title The Wasps of Aristophanes: Incidental Music
Composer Vaughan Williams, Ralph
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRV 98
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Overture and 3 acts
1. Overture: Allegro vivace

Act I:

2. Introduction (Nocturne): Adagio molto.
3. Melodrama and Chorus: Allegro vivace.
4. The Wasps' Serenade: Moderato.
5. Chorus: Allegro molto.
6. Chorus: Molto moderato.
7. Melodrama and Chorus: Allegro.
8. Melodrama and Chorus: Moderato.

Act II:

9. Entr'acte and Introduction. Molto moderato.
10. Melodrama and Chorus: Andante con moto.
11. March Past of the Witnesses: Moderato alla marcia.
12. Parabasis:
Moderato. - Largamente. - Allegro moderato. - Molto vivace. - Allegro scherzando. - Andantino.

Act III:

13. Entr'acte: Andante con moto.
14. Introduction to Act III: Adagio.
14a. Repeat No.13 from letter E.
15. Melodrama: Moderato alla marcia.
16. Chorus: Moderato Piacevole.
17. Melodrama: Allegro "Founded on a Cambridgeshire folk song."
18. Chorus and Dance (Finale):
Molto vivace - Moderato - Allegro vivace - Allegro vivacissimo - Presto - Molto moderato.
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1908-09
First Performance. 1909-11-26 in Cambridge, England at the New Theatre
First Publication. 1909
Librettist Aristophanes (ca. 446 BCE - ca. 386 BCE)
Language Greek, English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 1 hour, 45 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices: Sosias (tenor), Leader of the Chorus (baritone); male chorus
Orchestra: 2 flutes (also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones
timpani, triangle, side drum, bass drum, cymbals, harp, strings
Related Works The Wasps, Aristophanic suite
External Links Wikipedia article (English)
Wikipedia article (Dutch)