Wassail (Movement 1 from the Vaughan Williams Suite). Composed by Robert W. Smith. Concert Band. For concert band (3 - 1st flute, 3 - 2nd flute, 1 - 1st oboe, 1 - 2nd oboe, 2 - bassoon, 3 - 1st clarinet, 3 - 2nd clarinet, 3 - 3rd clarinet, 1 - alto clarinet, 2 - bass clarinet, 1 - contralto clarinet, 2 - 1st alto saxophone, 2 - 2nd alto saxophone, 1 - te. Concert Band. Belwin Concert Band. Christmas and Folk. Grade 3. Conductor's score and set of performance parts. Performance notes and historical notes. 130 pages. Duration 3:12:00. Published by Belwin Music (AP.24758).
With performance notes and historical notes. Christmas and Folk. 9x12 inches.
Robert W. Smith, in tribute to the great composer, has crafted a setting for the concert band of Wassail Song in the style of Vaughan Williams. Beginning with a lively solo statement of the melody, the clarinet choir introduces the song in its original form. Using Vaughan Williams as the inspiration, the melody is explored and restated in multiple variations using the various timbral colors of the concert band. This publication marks the first movement of Smith's "Vaughan Williams Suite.".