England's Pleasant Land

From Wind Repertory Project
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. Paul Noble)

General Info

Year: 1938 / 2017
Duration: c. 17:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: bandmusicpdf.net
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00


1. Exit of the Ghosts of the Past
2. Funeral March - 3:39


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum

Voice (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

England's Pleasant Land was written to accompany a pageant by the same name written by the novelist E. M. Forster. The pageant focused on the 'English countryside, its growth and destruction'. The two movements included were Vaughan Williams' original contribution to the pageant. The pageant was presented around 1934 [1938], and then forgotten -- until now. I hope bands around the world will enjoy presenting this newly found work of Ralph Vaughan Williams.

- Program Note by Paul Noble


State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Carthage College (Kenosha, Wisc.) Concert Band (James Ripley, conductor) – 17 May 2019
  • Penn State University (University Park) Symphonic Band (Dennis Glocke, conductor) – 25 April 2019
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Wind Ensemble (Stephen W. Pratt, conductor) – 13 February 2018

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