Pezzo Ostinato, Ralph Vaughan Williams - Organ

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Pezzo Ostinato by Ralph Vaughan Williams is the third piece (of three) in the Ralph Vaughan Williams collection ‘Birthday Gifts’ was written for his wife Adeline in 1905 - arranged by Len Rhodes.

This arrangement for organ solo of Pezzo Ostinato by Ralph Vaughan Williams (pictured) is to be featured on a new CD - Vaughan Williams: Serenade, released by Albion Records (UK) on October 12th 2022, RVW’s birthday. Preview here.

‘Birthday Gifts’ was discovered among the composers papers and the music serves to extend the idioms of his major works to the intimate world of the keyboard.

Len is pleased to have acquired the license to arrange, for organ, Pezzo Ostinato, through The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, administered by Stainer and Bell Ltd., London, England.

READ about Len in the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society Journal, October 2023.

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The photograph of Vaughan Williams: This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published in the United States between 1927 and 1977, inclusive, without a copyright notice. Note that it may still be copyrighted in jurisdictions that do not apply the rule of the shorter term for US works (depending on the date of the author's death), such as Canada (50 p.m.a.), Mainland China (50 p.m.a., not Hong Kong or Macao), Germany (70 p.m.a.), Mexico (100 p.m.a.), Switzerland (70 p.m.a.), and other countries with individual treaties