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Norfolk March, Op.139

Category Orchestral > Other Orchestral Works
Composed 2015
Duration (approx) 10 minutes

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​Based on the programme note of Vaughan Williams's Norfolk Rhapsody No.3 in G minor and major (written in 1906). The manuscript was lost but I have used the four songs mentioned in the programme note, 'The Lincolnshire Farmer', 'John Raeburn', 'Ward the Pirate', and 'The Red Barn' to reconstruct what Vaughan Williams alludes to in his description.

Publisher Faber Music

​Commissioned by the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society.

First performance 27 April 2016
Venue ​English Music Festival, Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire
Orchestra / Ensemble ​BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor Martin Yates