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Concerto For Oboe And String Orchestra

By Ralph Vaughan Williams

Solo oboe and piano accompaniment (Solo) - Moderately Difficult to Difficult
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). 20th Century and British. Set of performance parts. 48 pages. Duration 17'. Oxford University Press #9780193692312. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193692312).

Item Number: OU.9780193692312

ISBN 9780193692312. 9x12 inches.

A capricious, lyrical, and nostalgic work, it is often considered to be Vaughan Williams's most successful work in this form. The first movement is pastoral in feeling. The second movement begins with a minuet, light and staccato in nature with a middle section featuring a musette's characteristic long-held drone played by the oboe with the melody in the strings. The third movement is a scherzo and two trios.

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  • June 12, 2012 He should have written a second one!!!

    This is my favorite oboe piece of all time. It is incredibly beautiful and challenging. The piece is characteristically English, as we would expect form Vaughan-Williams. Be warned, it is incredibly difficult and very depression throughout most of the piece. I have had this copy for years and have...

    been working up to some day being good enough to play it. The Poulenc Oboe Sonata is a good stepping stone to help prepare for this piece. I highly recommend this product.

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