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 ( (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

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Five English Folk Songs
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Five English Folk Songs

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Fat Knight (Finale)
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Fat Knight (Finale)
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Epithalamion
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Epithalamion
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Full Fathom Five (Three Shakespeare Songs)
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Full Fathom Five (Three Shakespeare Songs)
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As I walked over London Bridge (6 studies in English Folk Song) arr. for violin
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As I walked over London Bridge (6 studies in English Folk Song) arr. for violin
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Quintet in D major (4th mvt)
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Quintet in D major (4th mvt)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending For Violin And Orchestra
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The Lark Ascending For Violin And Orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams
English Folk Song Suite
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English Folk Song Suite
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The Wasps - Aristophanic suite (from incidental music) (1909)
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The Wasps - Aristophanic suite (from incidental music) (1909)
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English Folk Song Suite
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English Folk Song Suite
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The Lark Ascending
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The Lark Ascending
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Symphony No. 3: 3rd mvt
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Symphony No. 3: 3rd mvt
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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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A London Symphony - 3rd movement, Scherzo
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A London Symphony - 3rd movement, Scherzo
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The Cloud Capp’d Towers
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The Cloud Capp’d Towers

The Cloud Capp’d Towers

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Tenebrae, Nigel Short (director)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Antiphon (Five Mystical Songs)
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Antiphon (Five Mystical Songs)
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The Lark Ascending
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The Lark Ascending

The Lark Ascending

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The English Chamber Orchestra, José-Luis Garcia (violin), Sir Yehudi Menuhin (Conductor)
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Love Bade Me Welcome
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Love Bade Me Welcome

Love Bade Me Welcome

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Choir
Charles Wood Singers
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Wasps (Overture)
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The Wasps (Overture)
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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
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Folksongs of the Four Seasons - I - Children's Christmas Song
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Folksongs of the Four Seasons - I - Children's Christmas Song
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The Waves (A Sea Symphony)
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The Waves (A Sea Symphony)
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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
Hugh Bean
The Lark Ascending
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The Lark Ascending
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Tenor Tuba Concerto in B flat minor (2nd mvt)
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Tenor Tuba Concerto in B flat minor (2nd mvt)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Five variants of Dives and Lazarus
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Five variants of Dives and Lazarus
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The Lake in the mountains
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The Lake in the mountains

The Lake in the mountains

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Ian Brown (piano)
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)
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
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Prelude on an Old Carol Tune
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Prelude on an Old Carol Tune
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Wassail Song
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Wassail Song
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Children's Christmas Song (Folk Songs of the Four Seasons)
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Children's Christmas Song (Folk Songs of the Four Seasons)
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The Lark Ascending
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The Lark Ascending
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Orpheus with his Lute
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Orpheus with his Lute
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Silence and Music - madrigal for chorus
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Silence and Music - madrigal for chorus
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Symphony no.5 in D major (2nd mvt)
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Symphony no.5 in D major (2nd mvt)
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English Folk Song Suite
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English Folk Song Suite
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Symphony No 4
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Symphony No 4
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The Lake in the Mountains (49th Parallel)
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The Lake in the Mountains (49th Parallel)
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The Running Set
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The Running Set
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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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On Wenlock Edge
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On Wenlock Edge
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Overture to The Wasps - Aristophanic suite (from incidental music)
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Overture to The Wasps - Aristophanic suite (from incidental music)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
3 Preludes on Welsh hymn tunes for organ; no.2; Rhosymedre
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3 Preludes on Welsh hymn tunes for organ; no.2; Rhosymedre
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Harnham Down for orchestra
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Harnham Down for orchestra
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Silent Noon
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Silent Noon
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Sinfonia Antartica [Symphony no.7] (2nd mvt)
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Sinfonia Antartica [Symphony no.7] (2nd mvt)
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Tuba Concerto in F Minor (Arr. for Euphonium & Orchestra): III. Finale - Rondo alla tedesca. Allegro
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Tuba Concerto in F Minor (Arr. for Euphonium & Orchestra): III. Finale - Rondo alla tedesca. Allegro
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Iphigenia in Tauris (Oh, fair the fruits of Leto blow)
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Iphigenia in Tauris (Oh, fair the fruits of Leto blow)
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How Cold The Wind Doth Blow
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How Cold The Wind Doth Blow
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1952: Prom 34
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Royal Albert Hall
1952-09-03T15:39:18
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Sep
1952

Proms 1952: Prom 34

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1950: Prom 44
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Royal Albert Hall
1950-09-11T15:39:18
11
Sep
1950

Proms 1950: Prom 44

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1948: Prom 34
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Royal Albert Hall
1948-09-01T15:39:18
1
Sep
1948

Proms 1948: Prom 34

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Proms 1948: Prom 05
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Royal Albert Hall
1948-07-29T15:39:18
29
Jul
1948

Proms 1948: Prom 05

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Proms 1946: Prom 04
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Royal Albert Hall
1946-07-31T15:39:18
31
Jul
1946

Proms 1946: Prom 04

Royal Albert Hall

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