In Windsor Forest (Vaughan Williams, Ralph)

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Publisher. Info. London: Oxford University Press, 1931. n.p.
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Work Title In Windsor Forest
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Composer Vaughan Williams, Ralph
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRV 33
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements:
  1. The Conspiracy (Sigh no more, ladies). Allegro (E minor)
  2. Drinking song (Back and side go bare). Allegro pesante (D dorian)
  3. Falstaff and the fairies (Round about in a fair ring-a). Allegretto pesante (F minor)
  4. Wedding chorus (See the chariot at hand). Andante moderato (E major)
  5. Epilogue (Whether men do laugh or weep). Moderato maestoso (B major)
Librettist see below
  1. William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
  2. John Still (1543-1608)
  3. William Shakespeare (1564–1616) ; Thomas Ravenscroft (1582–1635) ; John Lyly (1554-1606)
  4. Ben Jonson (1574-1637)
  5. Thomas Campion (1567-1620) ; Philip Rosseter (1568-1623)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 16 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation mixed chorus (SATB), orchestra
Related Works Adapted from the opera Sir John in Love
External Links The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive