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Prelude on Three Welsh Hymn Tunes

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. James Curnow)

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General Info

Year: 1954 / 1982
Duration: c. 7:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Organ
Publisher: Jenson
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

In 1954, the 82-year Ralph Vaughan Williams was taken to hear The International Staff Band. He was suitably impressed and agreed to write something which the Salvation Army could publish. The result was Prelude on Three Welsh Hymn Tunes, for which he re-worked and expanded material that had originally been published as two organ preludes – Calfaria and Hyfrydol. The setting of Ebenezer at the start was new and sets the tone for a work which despite its brevity, is characteristically expansive and festive.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


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  • Penn State University (University Park) Symphonic Band (Dennis Glocke, conductor) – 18 October 2019

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