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Sheet Music

Published: 02 June 2005

Duration: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Moderately Difficult - Difficult

40 Pages | 11.7 x 8.3 inches

ISBN: 9780193692039

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The Lark Ascending (mp3)

Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Lark Ascending

Romance for violin and orchestra

Full score on sale

Forces or Category: Violin & orchestra

Orchestration: vln solo, 2 fl, ob, 2 cl, 2 bn, 2 hn, tri, str

Vaughan Williams's hauntingly beautiful The Lark Ascending is one of his most enduringly popular works. A serene romance, the work takes its title from a poem by George Meredith. The violin's magical evocation of the lark's 'chirrup, whistle, slur and shake', as it soars above delicate orchestral textures, demonstates the composer's mastery of the pastoral idiom.
This edition of the full score, with the parts freshly engraved and edited and available on hire, is produced in collaboration with RVW Ltd.