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Variations for Wind Band

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams (scored by Donald Hunsberger)

General Info

Year: 1957 / 1988 / 1997
Duration: c. 13:50
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $170.00   |   Score Only - $17.50


Full Score
Piccolo (doubles flute)
Flute I-II-III (III doubles Alto Flute)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
Soprano Saxophone
Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Piccolo B-flat Trumpet I-II
Flugelhorn (in Bb) I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Celesta
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.) Wind Ensemble (Andrew Mast, conductor) – 19 October 2019
  • Yuetao Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Taipei, Taiwan) (Gary Brattin, conductor) - 30 March 2010

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Miles, Richard B. 2000. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 3. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 580-591.
  • Vaughan Williams, R.; Hunsberger, D. (1997). Variations for Wind Band [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: [England?]