Linden Lea (arr Stout)

From Wind Repertory Project
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. Stout)

General Info

Year: 1902 / 1984
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Voice and piano
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.95


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Linden Lea, the first published composition of Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1902, is a setting for voice and piano of a poem by William Barnes (1801-1886):

Within the woodlands, flowery gladed, by the oak trees’ mossy moot;
The shining grass blades, timber shaded, now do quiver underfoot;
And birds do whistle overhead, and water’s bubbling in its bed;
And there for me, the apple trees do lean down low in Linden Lea.

The lyric folk song quality of the tune makes it an irresistible choice for the concert band idiom. While the tune remains intact, and a few of the composer’s harmonic shadings have been retained, most of the accompaniment is original to this arrangement, written specifically to enhance performances by younger players.

- Program Note by the Creekside Middle School Wind Symphony concert program, 20 December 2013


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class C
  • Arkansas: II
  • Florida: III
  • Iowa: II
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: II
  • Maryland: III
  • Michigan: Junior High B
  • North Carolina: III
  • Oklahoma: II-A
  • South Carolina: III
  • Texas: II. Complete
  • Virginia: IIII
  • West Virginia: II


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Northern Kentucky University Concert Band (Spencer Cains, conductor) - 20 April 2023
  • University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Wash.) Concert Band (Minna Stelzner, conductor) - 2 December 2022
  • Kentucky Virginia (Whitesburg, Ky.) Summer Winds (Jason Griffith, conductor) - 1 June 2021
  • Arizona State University (Tempe) Gold Band (Dylan Suehiro, conductor) – 27 February 2020
  • University of British Columbia (Vancouver) Concert Winds (Lauren Visel, conductor) – 4 October 2019
  • Illinois State University (Normal) University Band (Polly K. Middleton, conductor) – 5 October 2017
  • Forest Hills (Michigan) Adult Community Band (Greg Christensen, conductor) – 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. (2010). Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 1. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 175-181.
  • Vaughan Williams, R.; Stout, J. (1984). Linden Lea [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: [New York].