Composer
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS
Title
Prelude on
Publisher
Nourse Wind Publications
Grade
2
Product Code
10N050000045
flute choir

With simple rhythms of half, dotted whole and whole notes, a basically step-wise melodic design, a harmonic realization without a single momentary modulation, and a metrical index of 6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8, the tune "Rhosymedre" (first introduced in this prelude at letter A) offers peace and serenity. To this, Vaughan Williams has ingeniously added a beautiful obligato and a punctuating bass line that introduce, conclude and weave magically between the two verses of the Rhosymedre tune.

Scored for 2 Piccolos, 4 C Flutes, Alto Flute, Bass Flute and optional Contrabass Flute. Includes an substitute Treble Flute in G part which can take the place of Piccolo 2. 

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