The Lark Ascending
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The Lark Ascending : Romance for violin and orchestra

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for solo violin and orchestra or pianoThis serene romance is one of Vaughan Williams's most enduring popular works. Taking its title from a poem by George Meredith, the music perfectly evokes the lark's 'chirrup, whistle, slur, and shake'. This beautifully presented new edition of the violin and piano score includes a preface by Michael Kennedy.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 32 pages
  • 222 x 306 x 6mm | 140.61g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193360098
  • 9780193360099
  • 304,319

Review quote

Within it is nostalgia for the English countryside and for the fast disappearing habitat of this symbolic summer bird. OUP's spacious printing evokes its soaring flight. The beautiful cover features Samuel Palmer's painting, The Prospect which is in the Ashmolean Museum round the corner from OUP. Keep this inspirational cover on your music stand! Mary Nemet, Stringendo, April 2010show more

About Ralph Vaughan Williams

In the fifty years since his death, 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.show more

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