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 UTC.

Relationships

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

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
performance
1952-04Fantasia on Greensleeves (arr. by Ralph Greaves)New Symphony Orchestra of London, Anthony Collins4:49
1957Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera "Sir John In Love")Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Sir Adrian Boult4:48
1959-03Fantasia on "Greensleeves"Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Sir Adrian Boult4:44
1969-12-08Fantasia on "Greensleeves"David Nadien, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein5:02
1970-08-12 – 1970-08-13Fantasia on "Greensleeves"London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult4:38
1971-05GreensleevesWilliam Bennett, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner4:18
1971-11-30Fantasia on "Greensleeves"London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn4:36
1972Fantasia on "Greensleeves"The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy4:45
1974-05Fantasia on GreensleevesEnglish Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim4:28
1980-02Fantasia on GreensleevesWilliam Bennett, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner4:31
1985-12Fantasia on "Greensleeves"Orpheus Chamber Orchestra4:37
1986-04Fantasia on GreensleevesAcademy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner4:47
1986-06Fantasia on GreensleevesBoston Pops Orchestra, John Williams4:39
1988-09-28 – 1988-09-29Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'Felix Schmidt, London Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos4:09
1989-10-09 – 1989-10-10Fantasia on GreensleevesLondon Symphony Orchestra, Bryden Thomson4:31
1992-06-27 – 1992-06-28Fantasia on GreensleevesMichael Murray, Rolf Smedvig4:21
2000-08-14 – 2000-08-16Fantasia on GreensleevesCleo Gould, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Rosekrans4:41
2001-06-28 – 2001-06-30Fantasia on Greensleeves (stereo version)New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, James Judd4:35
2004-05-24Fantasia on GreensleevesKing’s Chamber Orchestra4:21
2007-04-01 – 2007-04-03Fantasia on "Greensleeves"James Ehnes, Eduard Laurel4:37
2016-03-30 – 2016-03-31Fantasia on Greensleeves (arr. for piano duet)Mark Bebbington, Rebeca Omordia3:54
2019-06-02 – 2019-06-04Fantasia on GreensleevesRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Manze4:52
Fantaisie sur ''Greensleeves''London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult4:39
Fantaisie sur "Greensleeves"partialNorthern Sinfonia, Richard Hickox1:46
Fantaisie sur "Greensleeves"London Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Warren‐Green4:15
Fantaisie sur "Greensleeves"Ralph Vaughan Williams5:40
Fantaisie sur "Greensleeves"Ralph Vaughan Williams1:03
Fantaisie sur "Greensleeves"[unknown]5:40
Fantaisie sur "Greensleeves"Boston Pops Orchestra5:41
Fantasia on ''Greensleeves''New York Philharmonic, Leopold Stokowski4:18
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'[unknown]4:36
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'Mair Jones, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley4:07
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'Ralph Vaughan Williams4:38
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'Richard Markham, David Nettle4:46
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'Ralph Vaughan Williams4:14
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'Ralph Vaughan Williams5:42
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'Royal Northern Sinfonia, Richard Hickox4:52
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' (extract)partialPhiladelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy0:36
Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Wilfried Boettcher4:15
Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’London Symphony Orchestra, Philip Gibson4:47
Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’[unknown]4:50
Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Wilfried Boettcher4:15
Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Wilfried Boettcher4:16
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"London Festival Orchestra, Ross Pople4:03
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Cleveland Orchestra, Robert Porco4:30
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy4:49
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"Ralph Vaughan Williams5:01
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"Orpheus Chamber Orchestra4:30
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"Orpheus Chamber Orchestra4:31
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"London Symphony Orchestra, Philip Gibson4:44
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"Orpheus Chamber Orchestra4:28
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"Orpheus Chamber Orchestra4:29
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"Orpheus Chamber Orchestra4:29
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"[unknown]4:33
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"English String Orchestra, William Boughton4:19
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"London Symphony Orchestra, Philip Gibson4:46
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"Ralph Vaughan Williams4:30
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi4:43
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"London Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon4:32
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"Ralph Vaughan Williams5:27
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"Ralph Vaughan Williams4:38
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"Boston Pops Orchestra5:42
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin4:33
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"Philharmonia Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin4:34
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" (arr. for viola & piano) [After Greaves' "Sir John in Love"]Martin Outram, Julian Rolton4:44
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" (arr. R. Greaves)Philharmonia Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin4:37
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" (feat. flute: Colin Chambers, harp: Mair Jones)Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley4:13
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" (Sir John in Love)Sinfonia of London, Sir John Barbirolli?:??
Fantasia on “Greensleeves”London Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Warren‐Green4:20
Fantasia on “Greensleeves”Ralph Vaughan Williams?:??
Fantasia on “Greensleeves”Ralph Vaughan Williams4:17
Fantasia on “Greensleeves” (stereo)Strings of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy?:??
Fantasia on “Greensleeves”Roger Rostron, Jean Bell, Hallé Orchestra, Owain Arwel Hughes4:59
Fantasia on “Greensleeves”Sinfonia of London, Sir John Barbirolli4:41
Fantasia on “Greensleeves”Kansas City Symphony, Michael Stern4:33
Fantasia on GreensleevesBBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis4:29
Fantasia on GreensleevesBBC Philharmonic, Vernon Handley4:18
Fantasia on Greensleeves[unknown]3:29
Fantasia on GreensleevesPhilharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves4:34
Fantasia on GreensleevesNew Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Arthur Bliss4:32
Fantasia on Greensleeves[unknown]?:??
Fantasia on GreensleevesPhilharmonia Orchestra4:32
Fantasia on GreensleevesLondon Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult4:41
Fantasia on GreensleevesCity of London Sinfonia, Sir John Barbirolli4:39
Fantasia on Greensleeves[unknown]4:39
Fantasia on GreensleevesSinfonia of London, Sir John Barbirolli4:42
Fantasia on GreensleevesVienna State Opera Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult4:51
Fantasia on GreensleevesEnglish Chamber Orchestra, José Luis García4:24
Fantasia on Greensleeves[unknown]4:26
Fantasia on GreensleevesEnglish String Orchestra, William Boughton4:11
Fantasia on GreensleevesPhilharmonia Orchestra4:31
Fantasia on GreensleevesNew Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Arthur Bliss4:35
Fantasia on GreensleevesThe Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy4:49
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:31
Fantasia on GreensleevesCity of London Sinfonia, Sir John Barbirolli4:42
Fantasia on GreensleevesEnglish String Orchestra, William Boughton4:09
Fantasia on GreensleevesTasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope5:10
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:38
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:37
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams5:00
Fantasia on GreensleevesAcademy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner4:37
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:32
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:35
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:36
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:10
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:42
Fantasia on GreensleevesRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Christopher Seaman4:53
Fantasia on Greensleeves[unknown]4:54
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:24
Fantasia on Greensleeves[unknown]4:30
Fantasia on GreensleevesLondon Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult4:37
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:30
Fantasia on GreensleevesThe New Queen's Hall Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth4:14
Fantasia on Greensleeves[unknown]4:04
Fantasia on Greensleevespartial[unknown]2:23
Fantasia on GreensleevesliveBBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth4:27
Fantasia on GreensleevesThe New Queen's Hall Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth4:13
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:38
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:39
Fantasia on GreensleevesEnglish String Orchestra, William Boughton4:11
Fantasia on GreensleevesRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra4:23
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:34
Fantasia on GreensleevesLondon Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Warren‐Green4:09
Fantasia on Greensleeves (5.1 version)New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, James Judd4:35
Fantasia on GreensleevesRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philip Ellis4:22
Fantasia on GreensleevesConsort of London, Robert Haydon Clark4:11
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:19
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:19
Fantasia on GreensleevesOrpheus Chamber Orchestra4:37
Fantasia on GreensleevesIndianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Jack Everly5:12
Fantasia on Greensleeves[unknown]4:38
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:49
Fantasia on GreensleevesRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley4:19
Fantasia on GreensleevesTasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope5:13
Fantasia on GreensleevesThe Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy5:01
Fantasia on GreensleevesSherill Roberts4:27
Fantasia on GreensleevesAcademy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner4:28
Fantasia on Greensleeves[unknown]4:33
Fantasia on GreensleevesRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Reed4:23
Fantasia on GreensleevesVaughan Williams4:18
Fantasia on GreensleevesBBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis4:36
Fantasia on GreensleevesPhilharmonia Orchestra1:42
Fantasia on GreensleevesRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra4:24
Fantasia on GreensleevesPrimavera Chamber Orchestra, Paul Manley4:21
Fantasia on GreensleevesEnglish String Orchestra, William Boughton4:18
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:41
Fantasia on Greensleeves[unknown]4:13
Fantasia on GreensleevesConsort of London, Robert Haydon Clark4:06
Fantasia on GreensleevesAcademy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner4:23
Fantasia on GreensleevesCincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel4:39
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:36
Fantasia on GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:59
Fantasia on GreensleevesLondon Philharmonic Orchestra4:30
Fantasia on GreensleevesBritten Sinfonia, Nicholas Cleobury4:09
Fantasia on GreensleevesColorado Symphony, Scott O'Neil3:59
Fantasia on Greensleeves from Sir John in LoveRalph Vaughan Williams4:59
Fantasia on Greensleeves from Sir John in LoveThe Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy5:03
Fantasia on Greensleeves from Sir John In Love[unknown]4:39
Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & stringsLondon Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult4:36
Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera "Sir John In Love")Royal Philharmonic Orchestra4:22
Fantasia on" Greensleeves"Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler5:44
Fantasy on "Greensleeves"Royal Promenade Orchestra4:13
GreensleevesThe Mantovani Orchestra3:06
GreensleevesTrillium Consort6:55
GreensleevesPhilharmonia Orchestra4:33
GreensleevesRalph Vaughan Williams4:05
Greensleeves FantasiaLondon Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult4:38
Greensleeves FantasieVaughan Williams5:41
Greensleeves, fantasia orkesterille[unknown]4:30
What Child Is This?Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orchestra5:42