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Greensleeves

by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Greensleeves Synopsis

for SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied Vaughan Willliams made numerous arrangements of the old English folk song Greensleeves throughout his career, most notably the Fantasia on 'Greensleeves', based on music from his opera Sir John in Love. This version for mixed choir uses four-part scoring to create a continuously flowing texture, with hushed dynamics and expressive harmonies bringing a sense of timelessness to the setting.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780193438101
Publication date: 28th June 1945
Author: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Sheet music
Pagination: 20 pages
Categories: Musical scores, lyrics & libretti,

About Ralph Vaughan Williams

Vaughan Williams has come to be regarded as one of the finest British composers of the 20th century. He has a particularly wide-ranging catalogue of works, including choral works, symphonies, concerti, and opera. His searching and visionary imagination, combined with a flexibility in writing for all levels of music-making, has meant that his music is as popular today as it ever has been.

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