Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (Violin And Piano)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (Violin And Piano)

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Violin, Piano Accompaniment (VLN/PFA)
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalogue #: 9780193360099
ISBN: 9780193360099


Composed for Violin and Piano in 1914, and reworked for Violin and Orchestra in 1920, The Lark Ascending is on of Vaughan Williams's most enduringly popular works.

A serene romance, the work takes its title from a poem by George Meredith. The Violin's magical evocation of the lark's 'chirrup, whistle, slur and shake', as it soas above delicate orchestral textures, demonstrates the composer's mastery of the pastoral idiom.

This new edition of the version for Violin and Piano includes an introduction by Michael Kennedy and is produced with the support of RVW Ltd.

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The Lark Ascending

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (Violin And Piano) reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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Scores 9.3 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
10 out of 10


Northern New Jersey USA GB Classically trained pianist.
Piano score is removable as a separate section.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 06 June 2016
Published on: 28 June 2016
10 out of 10


Such a wonderful work. All violinists love it and it is not a difficult piece to play (depending on ability level).
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Confirmed purchase: 06 August 2014
Published on: 20 August 2014

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Staff Rating This edition of the classic 1914 work by Ralph Vaughan Williams is beautifully arranged. The Piano reduction manages to maintain the flow and emotion of the original orchestral arrangement. The Violin solo is accurately transcribed, perhaps a little light on direction when it comes to the volume and swells, but this can be assumed from the phrasing. Although fairly easy to play it is a very demanding piece emotionally, and requires a fair bit of musical knowledge and feel for the piece to play well. I recommend the Janine Jansen performance of the work for an idea of how it should sound! On the whole a very lyrical and beautiful piece, and a delight to play.
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Customer Rating I thought the product i had purchosed "Lark Ascending" reached me in the upmost perfect condition and came very quickly. The product itself was splendid, the quality was 100%. I Strongly recommend this product and many more as i am most confident that you will be pleased as i am. :)

Customer Rating Beautifully presented with a lovely historical summary of the piece. Piano & violin parts printed separately which comes in very handy for practice/performance.
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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 10/04/2008
Format: Instrumental Work
Length: 32 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Lyricist: George Meredith

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