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Ten Blake Songs

By Ralph Vaughan Williams

Voice and oboe (2020-02-05 0:00:00) - C
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Voice & Piano. 20th Century and British. Collection. 14 pages. Duration 0:19:00. Oxford University Press #9780193850262. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193850262).

Item Number: OU.9780193850262

ISBN 9780193850262. 9x12 inches.

These songs for tenor or soprano and oboe were composed for the film The Vision of William Blake, in which all except the second and third songs of the set were used alongside music from Job to form the soundtrack. The settings richly conjure the moods and sentiments of Blake's poems, the first nine of which are from Songs of Innocence and of Experience, with the final song setting words from his poem Auguries of Experience. The oboe part may alternatively be played on the violin or on B-flat clarinet, though the composer stated that oboe was preferable.

  • Infant Joy 
  • A Poison Tree 
  • The Piper 
  • London 
  • The Lamb  
  • The Shepherd 
  • Ah! Sun-flower 
  • Cruelty has a Human Heart 
  • The divine Image 
  • Eternity 

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  • December 09, 2005 gorgeous pieces

    I am doing these pieces for my voice studio as part of my rep, and the pieces are absolutely brilliant. The texture weaving in and out of the oboe and voice are unparalleled. recommend for every tenor to do these.

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