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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


Instrumentation

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

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


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

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Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • 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


Resources

  • 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?]