Ralph Vaughan Williams

Born 12 October 1872. Died 26 August 1958
Ralph Vaughan Williams
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Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams Biography (Wikipedia)

Ralph Vaughan Williams OM ( (listen); 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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Ralph Vaughan Williams Performances & Interviews


Ralph Vaughan Williams Tracks

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Four Last Songs (Menelaus)
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Four Last Songs (Menelaus)

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Sancta civitas
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Sancta civitas
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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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The Running Set
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The Running Set
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Linden Lea
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Linden Lea
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Silent Noon
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Silent Noon
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Symphony No 8 in D minor (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 8 in D minor (4th mvt)
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Sea Songs
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Sea Songs
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Fantasia on Greensleeves
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Fantasia on Greensleeves
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Symphony No. 1 'A Sea Symphony' iii) Scherzo - The Waves
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Symphony No. 1 'A Sea Symphony' iii) Scherzo - The Waves
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Old King Cole
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Old King Cole
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My bonny boy (English Folk Song Suite orch Jacob)
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My bonny boy (English Folk Song Suite orch Jacob)
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Romance for viola and piano
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Romance for viola and piano
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Symphony No 5 in D major (3rd mvt0
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Symphony No 5 in D major (3rd mvt0
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The Wasps (Overture)
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The Wasps (Overture)
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Serenade to Music
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Serenade to Music
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Love bade me welcome (Five Mystical Songs)
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Love bade me welcome (Five Mystical Songs)
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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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Quintet in D major for clarinet, horn, violin, cello and piano
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Quintet in D major for clarinet, horn, violin, cello and piano
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On Wenlock Edge
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On Wenlock Edge
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Three Gaelic Songs
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Three Gaelic Songs
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Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
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Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
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The lark ascending
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The lark ascending
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On Wenlock Edge (On Wenlock Edge)
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On Wenlock Edge (On Wenlock Edge)
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The Lark Ascending
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The Lark Ascending
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The Lark Ascending
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The Lark Ascending
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Linden Lea
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Linden Lea
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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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Winter (Folk Songs of the Four Seasons)
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Winter (Folk Songs of the Four Seasons)
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Tuba Concerto in F minor
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Tuba Concerto in F minor
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The cloud capp'd towers (3 Shakespeare Songs)
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The cloud capp'd towers (3 Shakespeare Songs)
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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
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The Lark Ascending arr. Pioro (excerpt)
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The Lark Ascending arr. Pioro (excerpt)
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Galop from Suite for viola and small orchestra
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Galop from Suite for viola and small orchestra
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Five variants of Dives and Lazarus
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Five variants of Dives and Lazarus
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Serenade to music
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Serenade to music
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6 Studies in English Folksong
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6 Studies in English Folksong
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The Wasps (Overture)
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The Wasps (Overture)
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The Waves (A Sea Symphony)
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The Waves (A Sea Symphony)
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Fantasia on Greensleeves
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Fantasia on Greensleeves
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The Lark Ascending: Rondo: Andante Con Moto D Model Minor
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The Lark Ascending: Rondo: Andante Con Moto D Model Minor
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Darest Thou Now, O Soul
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Darest Thou Now, O Soul
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Our Classical Century - Sinfonia Antarctica
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Our Classical Century - Sinfonia Antarctica
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Toccata "St David's Day" for organ
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Toccata "St David's Day" for organ
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Serenade to Music
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Serenade to Music
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Tuba Concerto in F minor
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Tuba Concerto in F minor
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A London Symphony (3rd mvt)
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A London Symphony (3rd mvt)
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The Running Set
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The Running Set
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Jolly Rutterkin (5 Tudor Portraits)
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Jolly Rutterkin (5 Tudor Portraits)

Jolly Rutterkin (5 Tudor Portraits)

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5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus
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5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus
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Proms 1952: Prom 34
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1952

Proms 1952: Prom 34

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Proms 1950: Prom 44
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1950-09-11T11:25:21
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1950

Proms 1950: Prom 44

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Proms 1948: Prom 34
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Royal Albert Hall
1948-09-01T11:25:21
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1948

Proms 1948: Prom 34

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Proms 1948: Prom 05
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Royal Albert Hall
1948-07-29T11:25:21
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1948

Proms 1948: Prom 05

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Proms 1946: Prom 04
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Royal Albert Hall
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1946

Proms 1946: Prom 04

Royal Albert Hall

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