Journals Higher Education


Sheet Music

Published: 07 July 2022

Duration: 50 minutes

Difficulty: Moderately Difficult

264 Pages | 9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780193519718

Bookseller Code (32)

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Orchestrated by Martin Yates

Fat Knight

Study score

Forces or Category: Full orchestra

Orchestration: 2fl(II+picc), 2ob(II+ca), 2cl, 2bsn, 2hn, 2tpt, tbn, timp, 3perc (pti, tri, BD, SD, sus cym, glock, xyl, bell, rattles), hp, str

Originally the title for Vaughan Williams's opera Sir John in Love, Fat Knight was conceived as a seven-movement orchestral suite that drew upon the opera and had, as its central character, Shakespeare's Falstaff. Vaughan Williams never completed the work and left only a two-piano score, the basis of this realisation.

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