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Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
By Jamin Hoffman

String Orchestra - Grade 3-4
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Arranged by Jamin Hoffman. Music for String Orchestra. Renaissance. Full Score and Parts. Duration 150 seconds. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.4490521).

Item Number: HL.4490521

9.0x12.0x0.234 inches.

Grade 3–4 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 - Bass 4 pages

1 - Cello 4 pages

8 - Full Score 1 page

2 - Piano 1 page

1 - Viola 4 pages

1 - Violin 1 8 pages

2 - Violin 2 8 pages

1 - Violin 3 (Viola Treble Clef) 4 pages

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  • 5

    Baltimore, MD
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  • July 03, 2007 A masterpiece

    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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