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Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 8: Orchestra

Set (Score & Parts) | Orchestra
Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams
Publisher Oxford University Press
Instrumentation Orchestra

Ralph Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 8 for Orchestra. Full score.

Orchestration: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bn(opt 3rd), 2 hn, 2 tpt, 3 tbn, timp, 4 perc [opt 5th], 2 hp, cel, str.

Vaughan Williams wrote Symphony No. 8 between 1953 and 1955 while in his eighties. It is his shortest symphony and considered by many to be his least serious. Aside from a few sombre moments, the symphony is optimistic in mood and displays Vaughan Williams' love for exotic and colourful combinations of instruments with a percussion section that, he said, employs 'all the 'phones and 'spiels known to the composer'.

For this newly engraved edition, editor David Lloyd-Jones has consulted all extant sources and materials to create a score matching the composer's intentions. The full score is completed with Textual Notes and Preface, and accompanying orchestral parts are available on hire.

Subtitle Hardback
Product Format Score
Product Type Sheet Music
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Release Date 2016
Pages 120
ISBN 9780193413290
Edition Number 9780193413290
Catalog No. OUP9780193413290
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