The music of English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 1958) continues to enjoy great popularity around the world. Indeed, the title piece of this collection is one of the most widely performed and recorded compositions in the modern era. Now the complete score of the" Fantasia, "which was inspired by a melody that originated with the Renaissance-era composer Thomas Tallis, is available in this inexpensive collection. Additional selections include the frequently performed "Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1, Overture to "The Wasps,"" and the "Fantasia on Christmas Carols." Highlighted by the great Tallis piece, this excellent and representative collection is reproduced from authoritative early editions and offers an important addition to the score collections of all lovers of fine music.
About the Author
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 1952) was an English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music, and film scores. A collector of traditional music, he incorporated the melodies of folk songs into many of his own works."