Sigh no more, Ladies by Ralph Vaughn Williams, setting for wind band by Dr. Jeff Jordan
Sigh no more, Ladies is adapted from the first movement of Ralph Vaughan Williams cantata,
In Windsor Forest, itself an adaptation from the composer's 1928 opera, Sir John in Love.
Originally scored for three-part women's choir and orchestra, the work utilized William Shakespeare's popular text from Much Ado About Nothing.
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This work is part of the Ralph Vaughan Williams transcription series for Symphonic, Intermediate and Brass Bands available from GIA Publications. In partnership with Oxford University Press and authorized by the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, this major new initiative brings the incredible catalog of Ralph Vaughan Williams to the wind band community, with scholarly transcriptions by leaders in wind band composition, including Jack Stamp, Anthony O’Toole and Merlin Patterson.
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