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Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

Romance for Violin and Orchestra

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  • Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Introduction: Michael Kennedy
  • Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, Violin
  • Originally for: Violin, Orchestra
  • Work: The Lark Ascending (1914)
  • ISMN: 9780193360099
  • Size: 9 x 12.0 inches
  • Pages: 28


This serene romance is one of Vaughan Williams's most enduring popular works. Taking its title from a poem by George Meredith, the music perfectly evokes the lark's "chirrup, whistle, slur, and shake".