Ralph Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 5 in D major Mockup

victorkws

New Member
I love doing mockups for studying purposes. I thought it would be interesting to see how these masterpieces would look like in piano roll. Here's Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 5 in D Major, 3rd Movement, "Romanza". It has the most achingly beautiful harmonies and longing melodies, probably one of the most affecting symphonic compositions I have ever heard.

I think it was Copland who said, "Listening to the Fifth Symphony of Ralph Vaughan Williams is like staring at a cow for 45 minutes.". :rolleyes:

Click below for cow staring :)


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Sample Library
Woodwinds: Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds, Vienna Symphonic Library
Brass: Spitfire Symphonic Brass, CineBrass
Percussion: Spitfire Percussion
Strings: Spitfire Symphonic Strings, Spitfire Chamber Strings, Cinematic Studio Solo Strings
 

mikeh-375

old school
Boy that music turns me into a gibbering emotional wreck every time I hear it, probably one of the most beautiful symphonic utterances from an Englishman - Copland was quite simply wrong imv (I'd heard a similar quote about VW's 3rd, The 'Pastoral', that too is very moving). The whole of the 5th symphony is beautifully crafted and inventive and I am pleased to say Victor that that was a very convincing rendition, one of the best I've heard, very sensitive to the notes and phrasing and as a result, very musical. I shall now go and listen to the Passacaglia. Are you going to try the Scherzo....:sneaky:
 
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victorkws

victorkws

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Boy that music turns me into a gibbering emotional wreck every time I hear it, probably one of the most beautiful symphonic utterances from an Englishman - Copland was quite simply wrong imv (I'd heard a similar quote about VW's 3rd, The 'Pastoral', that too is very moving). The whole of the 5th symphony is beautifully crafted and inventive and I am pleased to say Victor that that was a very convincing rendition, one of the best I've heard, very sensitive to the notes and phrasing and as a result, very musical. I shall now go and listen to the Passacaglia. Are you going to try the Scherzo....:sneaky:
Thank you for the kind words! MAYBE Scherzo if I could make those strings runs sound good. :emoji_stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
 

bcarwell

Senior Member
Thanks for sharing Victor ! Very inspiring and I’ve got to listen more to RVW now. I have cows (mini Herefords) and will try staring at them tomorrow morning.

BTW, I did not see any MIDI at the hotline you provided. Am I missing something ?

Bob
 
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victorkws

New Member
Thanks for sharing Victor ! Very inspiring and I’ve got to listen more to RVW now. I have cows (mini Herefords) and will try staring at them tomorrow morning.

BTW, I did not see any MIDI at the hotline you provided. Am I missing something ?

Bob
Hi Bob! You have a cow?? That's amazing. :emoji_astonished:

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