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Overture To "The Wasps"Item #: AL.00-23367
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Full Orchestra. Voicing/Format: Conductor Score & Parts. 9x12 inches. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-23367)
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Shortly after returning from Paris where he had been studying orchestration with Ravel, the 36-year-old Ralph Vaughan Williams was invited by Cambridge University to compose incidental music for their 1909 production of Aristophanes' great satire "The Wasps." He set about to create a score that contained an impressive array of beautifully orchestrated character pieces to accompany the play.