Vaughan Williams: Dirge For Fidele (2-Part)

Books | Piano, Voice

Publisher: Edwin Ashdown
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work
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.
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
No of pages: 8
Language: English
Catalogue No: EA17540

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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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