Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Arranged by Jamin Hoffman. For String Orchestra. Music for String Orchestra. Grade 3-4. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.4490521).
This piece combines the simple, elegant thematic material of the Elizabethan church composer Tallis, expanded and modernized through the luxurious harmonies of Vaughan Williams. Jamin Hoffman's lush setting is adapted and re-scored from the original version for two string orchestras plus solo quartet. Fantasia was used with great effect in the recent film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Dur: 2:30.
1 - FULL SCORE 8 pages
4 - BASS 1 page
1 - PIANO 2 pages
8 - VIOLIN 1 1 page
8 - VIOLIN 2 2 pages
4 - VIOLIN 3 (VIOLA TREBLE CLEF) 1 page
4 - VIOLA 1 page
4 - CELLO 1 page
Location: from Baltimore, MD
July 3, 2007
This has to be Ralph Vaughan Williams masterpiece. It is revolutionary in there are two orchestras and a solo string quartet. He takes a simple, elegant theme from Tallis'church music and makes it into complex variations
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