Fantasia on Christmas Carols (arr Laughlin)

From Wind Repertory Project
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. Tim Laughlin)

General Info

Year: 1912 / 2016/ / 2020
Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Solo baritone, chorus, and orchestra
Publisher: Tim Laughlin
Cost: Score and Parts - $74.95   |   SATB Octavo - $4.75   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
Solo Baritone voice
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn (optional)
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (optional)
A Clarinet I-II-III (B-flat parts avail.)
Bass Clarinet
Contrabass Clarinet (optional)
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
C Trumpet I-II-III (B-flat parts avail.)
Trombone I-II
Trombone III (bass)
Euphonium (optional)
String Bass
Organ (optional)
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Chimes (Tubular Bells)
  • Glockenspiel (Orchestral Bells)
  • Triangle

Chorus (SATB)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Fantasia on Christmas Carols is a 1912 work for baritone voice, chorus, and orchestra by the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. It was first performed on September 12, 1912, at the Three Choirs Festival at Hereford Cathedral, conducted by the composer with the baritone James Campbell McInnes.

The single-movement work of roughly twelve minutes consists of the English folk carols "The truth sent from above," "Come all you worthy gentlemen," and the Sussex Carol ("On Christmas night all Christians sing"), all folk songs collected in southern England by Vaughan Williams and his friend Cecil Sharp a few years earlier. These are interposed with brief orchestral quotations from other carols, such as The First Nowell. The early work remains popular with choral societies, and is sometimes paired with his longer Christmas work Hodie of 1954.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


(Needed - please join the WRP if you can help.)

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • The Singing Hoosiers, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (Bloomington, Ind.) (Chris Albanese, conductor) - 4 December 2021

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works