Ralph Vaughan Williams
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1872-10-12
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Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams Biography (Wikipedia)

Ralph Vaughan Williams OM ( 12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958) was an English composer. His works include operas, ballets, chamber music, secular and religious vocal pieces and orchestral compositions including nine symphonies, written over nearly fifty years. Strongly influenced by Tudor music and English folk-song, his output marked a decisive break in British music from its German-dominated style of the 19th century.

Vaughan Williams was born to a well-to-do family with strong moral views and a progressive social outlook. Throughout his life he sought to be of service to his fellow citizens, and believed in making music as available as possible to everybody. He wrote many works for amateur and student performance. He was musically a late developer, not finding his true voice until his late thirties; his studies in 1907–08 with the French composer Maurice Ravel helped him clarify the textures of his music and free it from Teutonic influences.

Vaughan Williams is among the best-known British symphonists, noted for his very wide range of moods, from stormy and impassioned to tranquil, from mysterious to exuberant. Among the most familiar of his other concert works are Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (1910) and The Lark Ascending (1914). His vocal works include hymns, folk-song arrangements and large-scale choral pieces. He wrote eight works for stage performance between 1919 and 1951. Although none of his operas became popular repertoire pieces, his ballet Job: A Masque for Dancing (1930) was successful and has been frequently staged.

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Silence and Music - madrigal for chorus
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Silence and Music - madrigal for chorus
Aaron O'Hare, Ulster Orchestra, David Brophy & Ralph Vaughan Williams
Whither I Must Wander
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Whither I Must Wander
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Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis for double string orchestra
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Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis for double string orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
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Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Symphony No. 5 in D major (BBC SSO 2016-17 Season)
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Symphony No. 5 in D major (BBC SSO 2016-17 Season)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Serenade to Music
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Serenade to Music
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Quintet in D major [1898], 4th mvt; Finale: Allegro molto
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Quintet in D major [1898], 4th mvt; Finale: Allegro molto
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Songs of travel for voice and piano, no.3; The Roadside fire
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Songs of travel for voice and piano, no.3; The Roadside fire
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The First Nowell (finale)
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The First Nowell (finale)
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Fantasia on Christmas Carols
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Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on Christmas Carols for baritone, chorus and orchestra
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Fantasia on Christmas Carols for baritone, chorus and orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Wasps - Overture
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The Wasps - Overture
Belfast Philharmonic Choir, Ulster Orchestra, Robert Houlihan & Ralph Vaughan Williams
O Come All Ye Faithful
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O Come All Ye Faithful
Belfast Philharmonic Choir, Ulster Orchestra, Robert Houlihan & Ralph Vaughan Williams
O Little Town of Bethlehem
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O Little Town of Bethlehem
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On Wenlock Edge (BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts)
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On Wenlock Edge (BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
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Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Serenade to music for 16 soloists (or 4 soloists & chorus) & orchestra
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Serenade to music for 16 soloists (or 4 soloists & chorus) & orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Serenade to Music
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Serenade to Music
Steven Isserlis
Dark Pastoral
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Dark Pastoral
Nicola Benedetti
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
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Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Suite for viola and small orchestra - Group 1 (Prelude, Carol & Christmas Dance)
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Suite for viola and small orchestra - Group 1 (Prelude, Carol & Christmas Dance)
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Nocturne I - Smile O Voluptuous Cool-Breath'd Earth
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Nocturne I - Smile O Voluptuous Cool-Breath'd Earth
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending
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The Lark Ascending
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis for double string orchestra
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Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis for double string orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Songs of travel for voice and piano, no.2; Let beauty awake
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Songs of travel for voice and piano, no.2; Let beauty awake
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1952: Prom 34
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Royal Albert Hall
1952-09-03T05:03:35
3
Sep
1952

Proms 1952: Prom 34

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1950: Prom 44
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Royal Albert Hall
1950-09-11T05:03:35
11
Sep
1950

Proms 1950: Prom 44

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1948: Prom 34
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Royal Albert Hall
1948-09-01T05:03:35
1
Sep
1948

Proms 1948: Prom 34

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1948: Prom 05
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Royal Albert Hall
1948-07-29T05:03:35
29
Jul
1948

Proms 1948: Prom 05

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1946: Prom 04
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Royal Albert Hall
1946-07-31T05:03:35
31
Jul
1946

Proms 1946: Prom 04

19:00
Royal Albert Hall

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