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England's Pleasant Land - click for larger image
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Vaughan Williams, Ralph 1872-1958

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Title England's Pleasant Land
Article no. 4093173
Category Concert/wind/brass band
Subcategory Concert music
Instrumentation Ha (concert/wind band); MltrBnd (military band); [ (optional); Voc (vocal); ]
Instrumentation/info Original version for Military Band
Format PrtStm (full score and parts)
Country of publication USA (us)
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Composer Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Arranger Horton, Peter
Difficulty level 1
Duration 17:30
Additional info/contents Transcribed and edited by Peter Horton
This original version is scored exactly as created by Vaughan Williams: Fl., Ob., Eb Cl., Solo Cl., Ripieno Cl., Cl. 2, 3; Bsn., Alto Sax.; Tenor Sax.; Horn 1, 2; Cornet 1, 2; Trb. 1, 2, 3; Euph.; Tuba 1, 2; Perc.; Voice.
17:30 (including repeats)
11:40 (without repeats)

It is a rare privilege for me to be able to present a first publication of such a prominent musical giant in our history. I am grateful to The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, Oxford University Press and Dr. Peter Horton for their part in making this possible.
England's Pleasant Land was written to accompany a pageant by the same name written by the novelist E. M. Forster. The pageant focused on the 'English countryside, its growth and destruction'. The two movements included were Vaughan Williams original contribution to the pageant. The pageant was presented around 1934, and then forgotten - until now. I hope bands around the world will enjoy presenting this newly found work of Ralph Vaughan Williams.
-Paul Noble
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