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 sixty 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 1907–1908 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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Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
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Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Wasps Overture
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The Wasps Overture

The Wasps Overture

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Mark Elder Cbe
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Ralph Vaughan Williams
English Folk Song Suite
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English Folk Song Suite
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Just as the tide was flowing
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Just as the tide was flowing
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English Folksong
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English Folksong
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Oboe Concerto in A minor (2nd mvt)
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Oboe Concerto in A minor (2nd mvt)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
O Taste and See
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O Taste and See
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Willow Song
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The Willow Song
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Orpheus with his lute
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Orpheus with his lute
Ralph Vaughan Williams
When icicles hang by the wall
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When icicles hang by the wall
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Take, O take those lips away
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Take, O take those lips away
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on Greensleeves
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Fantasia on Greensleeves
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Summum bonum
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Summum bonum
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Wasps (Overture)
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The Wasps (Overture)
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A Pastoral Symphony - Symphony No 3
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A Pastoral Symphony - Symphony No 3
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Orpheus with his Lute
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Orpheus with his Lute
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A Sea Symphony
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A Sea Symphony
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Sea Songs arr for orchestra
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Sea Songs arr for orchestra
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Symphony No.3
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Symphony No.3
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The House of Life: Silent Noon
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The House of Life: Silent Noon
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Variations for Brass Band
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Variations for Brass Band
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Romance for viola and piano
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Romance for viola and piano
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Symphony No. 2 - "A London Symphony"
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Symphony No. 2 - "A London Symphony"
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Whither must I wander; Bright is the ring of words (Songs of Travel)
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Whither must I wander; Bright is the ring of words (Songs of Travel)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune
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The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Running Set arranged for two pianos
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The Running Set arranged for two pianos
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Symphony No 8 in D minor
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Symphony No 8 in D minor
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On Wenlock Edge
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On Wenlock Edge
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The Wasps (Overture)
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The Wasps (Overture)
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Oboe Concerto in A minor
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Oboe Concerto in A minor
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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
The Wasps (Ballet and Final Tableau)
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The Wasps (Ballet and Final Tableau)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Wasps (Entr'acte)
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The Wasps (Entr'acte)
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March Past of the Kitchen Utensils (The Wasps)
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March Past of the Kitchen Utensils (The Wasps)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Wasps (Overture)
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The Wasps (Overture)
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Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'
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Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Roadside Fire, No. 3, Songs of Travel
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The Roadside Fire, No. 3, Songs of Travel
Ralph Vaughan Williams
English Folk Song Suite
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English Folk Song Suite
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Charterhouse Suite
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Charterhouse Suite
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Running Set
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The Running Set
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Dona nobis pacem - cantata for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra
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Dona nobis pacem - cantata for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Rest
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Rest
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
Toward the Unknown Region
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Toward the Unknown Region
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Dona nobis pacem
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Dona nobis pacem
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Seventeen come Sunday (English Folk Song Suite)
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Seventeen come Sunday (English Folk Song Suite)

Seventeen come Sunday (English Folk Song Suite)

Performer
Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, Timothy Reynish (conductor)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Wasps - Aristophanic suite (from incidental music) (1909)
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The Wasps - Aristophanic suite (from incidental music) (1909)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Concerto for Bass Tuba & Orchestra (First Movt.)
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Concerto for Bass Tuba & Orchestra (First Movt.)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1952: Prom 34
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Royal Albert Hall
1952-09-03T12:21:08
3
Sep
1952

Proms 1952: Prom 34

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1950: Prom 44
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Royal Albert Hall
1950-09-11T12:21:08
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Sep
1950

Proms 1950: Prom 44

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1948: Prom 34
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Royal Albert Hall
1948-09-01T12:21:08
1
Sep
1948

Proms 1948: Prom 34

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1948: Prom 05
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Royal Albert Hall
1948-07-29T12:21:08
29
Jul
1948

Proms 1948: Prom 05

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1946: Prom 04
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Royal Albert Hall
1946-07-31T12:21:08
31
Jul
1946

Proms 1946: Prom 04

Royal Albert Hall

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