Ralph Vaughan Williams: Flos Campi (Viola Part)

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Catalogue No: 9780193399440
Format: Sheet Music | Part

Ralph Vaughan Williams' Flos Campi for SATB wordless chorus, Viola solo and Orchestra. Part for Viola.

This work is one of Vaughan Williams's most enigmatic pieces. Although the six movements all borrow their titles from the Old Testament's Song of Solomon, the Chorus never articulates a single word. Instead, it serves as a section of the Orchestra, creating an elegant vocal texture and backdrop to the Viola's haunting solo lines.

Flos Campi was premiered in October 1925 by the violist Lionel Tertis, singers from the RCM, and the Queen's Hall Orchestra, directed by Sir Henry Wood.

ISBN: 9780193399440
Skill Level: Advanced Explain this
Published on: 08 September 2014
No of pages: 16
Length: 18 minutes
Language: English