Can someone verify if Ralph Vaughan Williams "Fantasia on Greensleeves" is played in F natural minor/melodic minor scale or C minor, if not which key signature?

  • What are you really asking for? The key signature is visible in the non-transposing instrument parts (e.g. violin). Music can be playing in F minor, C minor, F Dorian (what I suspect is the real key/mode of part of this piece), etc. regardless of key signature. (A lot of Baroque and Classical music is not in the key their key signature is for. Admittedly, those portions are mainly the middles of sonata-allegros, fugues, etc.)
    – Dekkadeci
    Dec 11, 2023 at 8:20
  • A key signature doesn't necessarily reflect in the scale used - particularly in minor keys/modes, That apart, the question is disallowed due to rules to be found in the Help Centre. Please read that. Vtc
    – Tim
    Dec 11, 2023 at 8:33
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    I'd be happy to explain in chat. Dec 11, 2023 at 14:38
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    @Dekkadeci (I'm being a hair-splitter: This is for strings; the only "transposing" instrument arguably is bass, and even that's at an octave.) Dec 11, 2023 at 15:11


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