Vaughan Williams: Dirge For Fidele (2-Part)

Vaughan Williams: Dirge For Fidele (2-Part)


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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Piano, Voice (PF/VCE)
Skill Level: Intermediate - Explain this
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Series: Edwin Ashdown's Series of Vocal Duets for Class Singing
Catalogue #: EA17540

Description

Vaughan Williams made many settings of texts from Shakespeare throughout his life. This one, the Dirge for Fidele, was written for two Voices with Piano Accompaniment in 1922 as a stand-alone song. Its text is one of Shakespeare’s many celebrated songs, ‘Fear no more the heat o’ the sun’ including the lines ‘Golden lads and girls all must, as chimney-sweepers, come to dust’ from Cymbeline.Perhaps one of music’s least dirge-like dirges, the accompaniment is soothing and the Vocal lines soaring. It was sung at Sir Laurence Olivier’s funeral at Westminster Abbey in 1989.



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Dirge For Fidele

Vaughan Williams: Dirge For Fidele (2-Part) reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Quality of content
6.0
Value for money
6.0
Overall rating
6.0
Scores 6.0 out of 10 based on 1 review
6 out of 10

Christina

GB I conduct a women's
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It was great to be able to receive these pieces, printed on demand, in octavo format in a relatively short period of time.
The solfege symbols are very distracting and I didn't know that they were going to be on the music.
Confirmed purchase: 15 August 2016
Published on: 14 September 2016

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Format: Vocal Work
Length: 8 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Edwin Ashdown

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