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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Symphony no.2 (London)
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Symphony no.2 (London)
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The Lark Ascending (excerpt)
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The Lark Ascending (excerpt)
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3 Shakespeare songs (BBC Singers at JAM on the Marsh Festival)
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3 Shakespeare songs (BBC Singers at JAM on the Marsh Festival)
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Fat Knight (English Music Festival)
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Fat Knight (English Music Festival)
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Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
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Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
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3 Nocturnes for baritone and orchestra, compl. Anthony Payne
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3 Nocturnes for baritone and orchestra, compl. Anthony Payne
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Symphony no. 3
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Symphony no. 3
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Concerto for Oboe and Strings in A minor
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Concerto for Oboe and Strings in A minor
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Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal; Silent Noon
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Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal; Silent Noon
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Seventeen Come Sunday
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Seventeen Come Sunday
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Nocturne
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Nocturne
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Concerto in A minor for oboe and strings
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Concerto in A minor for oboe and strings
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The Wasps - Aristophanic suite [1909], no.3; March Past of the Kitchen Utensils
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The Wasps - Aristophanic suite [1909], no.3; March Past of the Kitchen Utensils
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The Turtle Dove
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The Turtle Dove
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The Wasps - Overture
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The Wasps - Overture
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Sea songs - march for military or brass band
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Sea songs - march for military or brass band
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Prom 34 Proms 1952
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Royal Albert Hall
1952-09-03T23:00:26
3
Sep
1952

Prom 34 Proms 1952

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 44 Proms 1950
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Royal Albert Hall
1950-09-11T23:00:26
11
Sep
1950

Prom 44 Proms 1950

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 34 Proms 1948
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Royal Albert Hall
1948-09-01T23:00:26
1
Sep
1948

Prom 34 Proms 1948

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 05 Proms 1948
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Royal Albert Hall
1948-07-29T23:00:26
29
Jul
1948

Prom 05 Proms 1948

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 04 Proms 1946
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Royal Albert Hall
1946-07-31T23:00:26
31
Jul
1946

Prom 04 Proms 1946

19:00
Royal Albert Hall

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