Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Edited by Richard W. Sargeant, Jr.. Choir and piano. For baritone voice solo, chorus and piano. This edition: Paperback. Original Works. 20th Century; English. Vocal Score. 46 pages. Published by Serenissima (SA.40482).
ISBN 9781608740482. 20th Century; English. 6.69 x 9.61 inches.
Vaughan Williams' setting of four poems from George Herbert's 1633 collection, "The Temple: Sacred Poems" was done between 1906 and 1911. The premiere was given under the composer's direction on September 14, 1911 at the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester. This new edition of the vocal score by Richard Sargeant has been prepared with chorus' needs in mind. The layout is music improved over the original 1911 score, with the vocal staves at full size while the piano reduction is produced in smaller type. It is printed in a convenient, easy to hold size which fits comfortably in any choir folder.