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Flourish for Glorious John

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams (orch. Boyd)


General Info

Year: 1957 / 1998
Duration: c. 1:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Masters
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Bb Soprano Saxophone< br /> Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Bass Saxophone< br /> Bb Piccolo Trumpet
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Flugelhorn
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Harp
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Chimes
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Stunning! In fact, when Ralph Vaughan Williams premiered the work, the applause lasted so long that a second performance of the Flourish was given! Short in length, this is an excellent opener or encore in any concert program, and is filled with the beauty and texture that has made Vaughan Williams' work timeless.

- Program Note by publisher


Sir John Barbirolli was a distinguished British conductor of the mid-twentieth century whose many recordings bear witness to his great talents. He was a friend of Vaughan Williams and had led the Hallé Orchestra in premiere performances of the composer’s Seventh and Eighth Symphonies. To commemorate the 100th anniversary season of Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra and its great conductor, Vaughan Williams decided to write this short, colorful work. The piece opened the first concert of the 1957-1958 season and, after the composer was called on stage to join Barbirolli, a second performance had to be given owing to the enthusiastic applause showered on them by the audience.

- Program Note by William V. Johnson for the San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra concert program, 15 October 2010


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Georgia: IV


Performances

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  • West Chester University (Penn.) Concert Band (Seth Jones, conductor) – 24 April 2019
  • Williams College (Williamstown, Mass.) Wind Ensemble (Brian Messier, conductor ) – 7 December 2018
  • Genesee Valley (N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Philip J. Briatico, conductor) – 29 April 2018
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Symphony Band (Austin Hinkle, conductor) – 1 November 2017
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Wind Ensemble (Stephen W. Pratt, conductor) – 14 February 2017
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Gold Campus Band (Alex Paquin, conductor) – 5 December 2016
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Symphonic Band (Shawn Vondran, conductor) – 30 October 2015
  • Penn State University Symphonic Band (Dennis Glocke, conductor) – 4 October 2015
  • University of Illinois Hindsley Symphonic Band (Jesse Leyva, conductor) - 30 November 2012
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (William V. Johnson, conductor) - 15 October 2010


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Vaughan Williams, R.; Boyd, J. (1998). Flourish for Glorious John [score]. Ludwig Masters: Cleveland, Ohio.