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


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

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GB I conduct a women's
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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