for piano duet
This exquisite Fantasia on the timeless English folk song 'Greensleeves' was arranged by for piano duet by Hubert Foss based on music from Vaughan Williams's opera Sir John in Love. It features sweeping expressive phrases reminiscent of the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The folk tune 'Lovely Joan' is included alongside the Greensleeves tune, forming the basis of a more animated central section.
Vaughan Williams has come to be regarded as one of the finest British composers of the 20th century. He has a particularly wide-ranging catalogue of works, including choral works, symphonies, concerti, and opera. His searching and visionary imagination, combined with a flexibility in writing for all levels of music-making, has meant that his music is as popular today as it ever has been.