The Lark Ascending
Violin & orchestra (violin solo, 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, triangle, strings) - Level C (moderately difficult)
Romance for violin and orchestra. Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Full score. 40 pages. Duration 15'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193692039).
Item Number: OU.9780193692039
ISBN 9780193692039. 12 x 8 inches.
Vaughan Williams' 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, demonstrates 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 from the publisher, is produced in collaboration with RVW Ltd.