A Sea Symphony (Symphony No.1) (Vaughan Williams, Ralph)

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Performances

Recordings

 I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships
#77015 - 24.05MB - 18:33 -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - - !N/!N/29 - 3273x

MP3 file (audio)
Carolus (2010/8/30)

 II. On the Beach at Night, Alone
#77016 - 12.44MB - 9:25 -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/29 - 1159x

MP3 file (audio)
Carolus (2010/8/30)

 III. Scherzo: The Waves
#77017 - 10.32MB - 7:59 -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/29 - 1100x

MP3 file (audio)
Carolus (2010/8/30)

 IV. The Explorers
#77018 - 34.59MB - 26:29 -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/29 - 1039x

MP3 file (audio)
Carolus (2010/8/30)

Performer Pages:

University of Chicago Orchestra (orchestra)
Barbara Schubert (conductor)

Performers:

Kimberly Jones, soprano; Thomas Hall, baritone
University of Chicago Chorus and Motet Choir, Grand Prairie Singers

Publisher Info.:

Chicago: University of Chicago Symphony

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Performed 1 June 2009. From Internet Archive

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Sheet Music

Full Scores

 Complete score
#26089 - 17.88MB, 321 (#3–323) pp. -  5.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - V/V/29 - 6648x

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Carolus (2009/1/2)

PMLP58145-VaughanWilliams-SeaSymFS.pdf
Publisher Info.:

London: Stainer & Bell, n.d.(1918)

Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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Parts

 Flutes 1, 2, 2 (also Piccolo)*, 3 (also Piccolo)
#27593 - 21.68MB, 22, 19, 20, 17 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/29 - 719x

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 Oboes 1, 2, English Horn [incomplete †]
#27594 - 16.10MB, 22, 20, 19 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/29 - 543x

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Romanov76110 (2009/1/31)

 Clarinets 1, 2 (in B, A), Bass Clarinet (in B), E Clarinet
#27595 - 21.29MB, 24, 24, 14, 13 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/29 - 703x

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 Bassoons 1, 2, 2*, Contrabassoon
#27596 - 18.02MB, 17, 20, 16, 14 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/29 - 418x

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 Horns 1, 2, 3, 4 (in F)
#27597 - 19.81MB, 19, 20, 20, 19 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/29 - 616x

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 Trumpets 1, 2, 3 (in F)
#27598 - 11.22MB, 15, 14, 12 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/29 - 646x

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 Trombones 1, 2, 3, Tuba
#27599 - 14.79MB, 14, 14, 14, 13 pp. -  5.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/29 - 793x

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Romanov76110 (2009/1/31)

 Timpani
#57682 - 1.56MB, 14 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/29 - 328x

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Perlnerd666 (2010/2/28)

 Bass Drum/Cymbals, Cymbals, Snare Drum, Snare Drum/Triangle
#57683 - 4.47MB, 11, 11, 8, 10 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/29 - 407x

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 Organ
#57684 - 1.57MB, 17 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/29 - 399x

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 Violins I
#57685 - 3.51MB, 36 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/29 - 743x

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 Violins II
#57686 - 3.25MB, 34 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/29 - 410x

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 Violas
#57687 - 3.67MB, 37 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/29 - 445x

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 Cellos
#27932 - 4.03MB, 34 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/29 - 489x

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Generoso (2009/2/6)

 Basses
#57688 - 2.00MB, 23 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/29 - 379x

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Perlnerd666 (2010/2/28)

PMLP58145-Vaughan Williams Sym1 Fls.pdf
Publisher Info.:

London: Stainer & Bell, n.d.(1918)

Reprinted:

Boca Raton: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1994).

Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project.
* The parts marked with a star are optional parts to allow the work to be performed with fewer winds; specifically without Flute 3, Oboe 2, and the Bass clarinet.
† Several parts are missing from the set: the optional part for the English horn when there is no Oboe 2; and both Harp parts.

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Vocal Scores

 I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships
#69232 - 3.04MB, 46 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/29 - 1989x

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Carolus (2010/6/27)

 II. On the Beach at Night Alone
#69233 - 0.80MB, 10 (#47–56) pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/29 - 995x

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Carolus (2010/6/27)

 III. Scherzo: The Waves
#69237 - 1.91MB, 24 (#57–80) pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/29 - 903x

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Carolus (2010/6/27)

 IV. The Explorers
#69238 - 3.07MB, 44 (#81–124) pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/29 - 1072x

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Carolus (2010/6/27)

PMLP58145-Symphony1m1VSe.pdf
Publisher Info.:

London: Stainer & Bell, 1918

Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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General Information

Work Title A Sea Symphony
Alternative Title [Symphony No.1]
Composer Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Movements/Sections 4 movements
I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships
II. On the Beach at Night Alone
III. Scherzo: The Waves
IV. The Explorers
Year/Date of Composition 1903-09
First Performance 1910-10-12 in Leeds
Leeds Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Ralph Vaughan Williams (conductor)
First Publication 1918
Librettist Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Language English
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Soprano, Baritone soli, Mixed Chorus and Orchestra
Piccolo, 3 Flutes, 2 Oboes, English Horn, E Clarinet,
2 Clarinets in B and A, Bass Clarinet in B, 2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon
4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in F, 3 Trombones, Tuba
Timpani, Side Drum, Bass Drum, Triangle, Suspended and Crash Cymbals,
2 Harps, Organ, Strings
External Links Wikipedia article


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