Annotation

also based on another traditional English folk song "Lovely Joan" as the counterpoint tune to "Greensleeves" in Ralph Greaves' arrangement of the Fantasia. both folk tunes were evidently used (among others) in Vaughan William's 1928 opera Sir John in Love, hence the association between the "Fantasia" and the opera.

Annotation last modified on 2014-11-15 07:34 .

Relationships

arranger: Ralph Greaves (1934)
composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1924 – 1928)
publisher: Oxford University Press (1936)
Allmusic: https://www.allmusic.com/composition/mc0002359590 [info]
download score for free: imslp: Fantasia on Greensleeves (Vaughan Williams, Ralph) [info]
is based on: Greensleeves
Lovely Joan (traditional English folk song)
Sir John in Love

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
0200-08-14 – 2000-08-16 Fantasia on Greensleeves Cleo Gould, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Rosekrans 4:41
1952-04 Fantasia on Greensleeves (arr. by Ralph Greaves) New Symphony Orchestra of London, Anthony Collins 4:49
1957 Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera "Sir John In Love") Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:48
1959-03 Fantasia on "Greensleeves" Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Sir Adrian Boult 4:44
1969-12-08 Fantasia on "Greensleeves" David Nadien, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 5:02
1970-08-12 – 1970-08-13 Fantasia on "Greensleeves" London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult 4:38
1971-05 Fantasia on Greensleeves, for Harp, Flute & Strings (Arranged by R. Greaves; From the Opera "Sir John in Love") William Bennett, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 4:18
1971-11-30 Fantasia on "Greensleeves" London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn 4:38
1972 Fantasia on "Greensleeves" The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 4:45
1974-05 Fantasia on Greensleeves English Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim 4:28
1980-02 Fantasia on Greensleeves Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 4:31
1985-12 Fantasia on "Greensleeves" Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 4:37
1986-04 Fantasia on Greensleeves Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 4:47
1986-06 Fantasia on Greensleeves Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams 4:39
1988-09-28 – 1988-09-29 Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' Felix Schmidt, London Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos 4:09
1992-06-27 – 1992-06-28 Fantasia on Greensleeves Michael Murray, Rolf Smedvig 4:21
2001-06-28 – 2001-06-30 Fantasia on Greensleeves (stereo version) New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, James Judd 4:35
2004-05-24 Fantasia on Greensleeves King’s Chamber Orchestra 4:21
2007-04-01 – 2007-04-03 Fantasia on "Greensleeves" James Ehnes, Eduard Laurel 4:37
2016-03-30 – 2016-03-31 Fantasia on Greensleeves (arr. for piano duet) Mark Bebbington, Rebeca Omordia 3:54
Fantaisie sur ''Greensleeves'' London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult 4:39
Fantaisie sur "Greensleeves" Ralph Vaughan Williams 5:40
Fantaisie sur "Greensleeves" Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:15
Fantaisie sur "Greensleeves" Ralph Vaughan Williams 1:03
Fantaisie sur "Greensleeves" Ralph Vaughan Williams 5:40
Fantaisie sur "Greensleeves" partial Northern Sinfonia, Richard Hickox 1:46
Fantaisie sur "Greensleeves" Ralph Vaughan Williams 5:41
Fantasia on ''Greensleeves'' New York Philharmonic, Leopold Stokowski 4:18
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' [unknown] 4:36
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' Richard Markham, David Nettle 4:46
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:38
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' Royal Northern Sinfonia, Richard Hickox 4:52
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' Ralph Vaughan Williams 5:42
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:14
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' (extract) partial Ralph Vaughan Williams 0:36
Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’ Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Wilfried Boettcher 4:16
Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’ Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Wilfried Boettcher 4:15
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 4:43
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" London Symphony Orchestra, Philip Gibson 4:44
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 4:28
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 4:29
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:33
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" English String Orchestra, William Boughton 4:19
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" London Symphony Orchestra, Philip Gibson 4:46
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:38
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" Boston Pops Orchestra 5:42
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin 4:33
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" Philharmonia Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin 4:34
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Cleveland Orchestra, Robert Porco 4:30
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:49
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" Ralph Vaughan Williams 5:01
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" London Festival Orchestra, Ross Pople 4:03
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" London Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon 4:32
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" Ralph Vaughan Williams 5:27
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:30
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" (arr. R. Greaves) Philharmonia Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin 4:37
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" (feat. flute: Colin Chambers, harp: Mair Jones) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley 4:13
Fantasia on “Greensleeves” Sinfonia of London, Sir John Barbirolli 4:41
Fantasia on “Greensleeves” Kansas City Symphony, Michael Stern 4:33
Fantasia on “Greensleeves” Ralph Vaughan Williams ?:??
Fantasia on “Greensleeves” Roger Rostron, Jean Bell, Hallé Orchestra, Owain Arwel Hughes 4:59
Fantasia on “Greensleeves” (stereo) Strings of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy ?:??
Fantasia on “Greensleeves” London Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Warren‐Green 4:20
Fantasia on “Greensleeves” Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:17
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:36
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:10
Fantasia on Greensleeves Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope 5:10
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:42
Fantasia on Greensleeves London Philharmonic Orchestra 4:30
Fantasia on Greensleeves Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Christopher Seaman 4:53
Fantasia on Greensleeves [unknown] 4:54
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:24
Fantasia on Greensleeves [unknown] 4:30
Fantasia on Greensleeves London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult 4:37
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:30
Fantasia on Greensleeves The New Queen's Hall Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth 4:14
Fantasia on Greensleeves [unknown] 4:04
Fantasia on Greensleeves partial Ralph Vaughan Williams 2:23
Fantasia on Greensleeves live BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth 4:27
Fantasia on Greensleeves The New Queen's Hall Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth 4:13
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:38
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:39
Fantasia on Greensleeves English String Orchestra, William Boughton 4:11
Fantasia on Greensleeves Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 4:23
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:34
Fantasia on Greensleeves London Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Warren‐Green 4:09
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:59
Fantasia on Greensleeves City of London Sinfonia, Sir John Barbirolli 4:42
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:31
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:37
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 5:00
Fantasia on Greensleeves Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 4:37
Fantasia on Greensleeves Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope 5:10
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:32
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:34
Fantasia on Greensleeves English String Orchestra, William Boughton 4:18
Fantasia on Greensleeves Colorado Symphony, Scott O'Neil 3:59
Fantasia on Greensleeves Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult 4:51
Fantasia on Greensleeves Sinfonia of London, Sir John Barbirolli 4:42
Fantasia on Greensleeves [unknown] 4:39
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:41
Fantasia on Greensleeves [unknown] 4:13
Fantasia on Greensleeves Consort of London, Robert Haydon Clark 4:06
Fantasia on Greensleeves Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 4:23
Fantasia on Greensleeves English String Orchestra, William Boughton 4:09
Fantasia on Greensleeves Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope 5:10
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:38
Fantasia on Greensleeves London Symphony Orchestra, Bryden Thomson 4:37
Fantasia on Greensleeves Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel 4:39
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:36
Fantasia on Greensleeves The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 4:49
Fantasia on Greensleeves (5.1 version) New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, James Judd 4:35
Fantasia on Greensleeves Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philip Ellis 4:22
Fantasia on Greensleeves Consort of London, Robert Haydon Clark 4:11
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:19
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:19
Fantasia on Greensleeves Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 4:37
Fantasia on Greensleeves Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Jack Everly 5:12
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:38
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:49
Fantasia on Greensleeves Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley 4:19
Fantasia on Greensleeves Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope 5:13
Fantasia on Greensleeves The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 5:01
Fantasia on Greensleeves Sherill Roberts 4:27
Fantasia on Greensleeves Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 4:28
Fantasia on Greensleeves BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis 4:27
Fantasia on Greensleeves Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Reed 4:23
Fantasia on Greensleeves New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Arthur Bliss 4:35
Fantasia on Greensleeves Philharmonia Orchestra 4:31
Fantasia on Greensleeves Vaughan Williams 4:18
Fantasia on Greensleeves BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis 4:36
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 1:42
Fantasia on Greensleeves Britten Sinfonia, Nicholas Cleobury 4:09
Fantasia on Greensleeves English String Orchestra, William Boughton 4:11
Fantasia on Greensleeves Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope 5:15
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:24
Fantasia on Greensleeves Primavera Chamber Orchestra, Paul Manley 4:21
Fantasia on Greensleeves [unknown] 4:26
Fantasia on Greensleeves English Chamber Orchestra, José Luis García 4:24
Fantasia on Greensleeves from Sir John in Love The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 5:03
Fantasia on Greensleeves from Sir John in Love Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:59
Fantasia on Greensleeves from Sir John In Love Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:39
Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:36
Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera "Sir John In Love") Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 4:22
Fantasia on" Greensleeves" Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler 5:44
Fantasy on "Greensleeves" Royal Promenade Orchestra 4:13
Greensleeves Trillium Consort 6:55
Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:05
Greensleeves The Mantovani Orchestra 3:06
Greensleeves Philharmonia Orchestra 4:33
Greensleeves Fantasia Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:38
Greensleeves Fantasie Vaughan Williams 5:41
Greensleeves, fantasia orkesterille [unknown] 4:30
What Child Is This? Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orchestra 5:42