Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Prelude on the hymn tune ‘Rhosymedre’
Arranged for piano solo by Bryan Kelly
Treasured by organists, but no less admired in its orchestral arrangement often heard on Classic FM, this delightful prelude on the Welsh hymn tune known as Rhosymedre is a perfect union of the style of Bach and RVW. No less aptly known by the name of ‘Lovely’, the tune appears in the manner of a choral prelude, which Bryan Kelly has skilfully re-crafted for piano solo.
Of intermediate difficulty, and well within the range of players of Grade 5 standard or above, this new version of the piece also complements the arrangement for piano duet by Reginald Hadfield, already available in Stainer & Bell’s Easy Festival Duet series.