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
Tuba concerto: 2nd mvt: Romanza (Andante sostenuto)
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Tuba concerto: 2nd mvt: Romanza (Andante sostenuto)

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Scherzo (from Fifth Symphony)
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Scherzo (from Fifth Symphony)
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Romance for viola and piano
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Romance for viola and piano
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The Lark Ascending
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The Lark Ascending

The Lark Ascending

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Swedish Chamber Choir
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Five English Folk Songs
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Five English Folk Songs
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A Vision of Aeroplanes
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A Vision of Aeroplanes
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Symphony No.3 Pastoral
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Symphony No.3 Pastoral
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Songs of Travel for voice and piano
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Songs of Travel for voice and piano
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Symphony no. 4 in F minor
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Symphony no. 4 in F minor
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Symphony no. 5 in D major
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Symphony no. 5 in D major
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The Lark Ascending
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The Lark Ascending
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Five variants of Dives and Lazarus
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Five variants of Dives and Lazarus
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Silent Noon (from 'The House of Life')
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Silent Noon (from 'The House of Life')
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Songs of Travel - 'Whither must I wander'
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Songs of Travel - 'Whither must I wander'
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The Lark Ascending (choral arrangement)
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The Lark Ascending (choral arrangement)
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Toccata marziale
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Toccata marziale
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Phantasy Quintet (4th mvt)
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Phantasy Quintet (4th mvt)
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Tenor Tuba Concerto in B flat minor (2nd mvt)
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Tenor Tuba Concerto in B flat minor (2nd mvt)
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Toward the Unknown Region
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Toward the Unknown Region
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March (English Folk Song Suite orch Jacob)
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March (English Folk Song Suite orch Jacob)
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Symphony No.1 'A Sea Symphony', 3rd movement; The Waves
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Symphony No.1 'A Sea Symphony', 3rd movement; The Waves
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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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Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
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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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Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
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Fantasia on Greensleeves
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Fantasia on Greensleeves
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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)
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Quintet in D major [1898], 4th mvt; Finale: Allegro molto
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Quintet in D major [1898], 4th mvt; Finale: Allegro molto
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Norfolk Rhapsody no 1 in E minor
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Norfolk Rhapsody no 1 in E minor
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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
3 Shakespeare songs for chorus
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3 Shakespeare songs for chorus

3 Shakespeare songs for chorus

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William Shakespeare
Choir
Camerata Chamber Choir
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Serenade to Music (orchestral version)
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Serenade to Music (orchestral version)
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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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Think of Me
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Think of Me
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To daffodils
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To daffodils
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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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Fantasia on Greensleeves
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Fantasia on Greensleeves
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The Wasps (Overture)
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The Wasps (Overture)
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Valiant-for-Truth
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Valiant-for-Truth
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Over Hill, Over Dale (Three Shakespeare Songs)
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Over Hill, Over Dale (Three Shakespeare Songs)
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Norfolk Rhapsody No.1
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Norfolk Rhapsody No.1

Norfolk Rhapsody No.1

Orchestra
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor
Last played on
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Fantasia on Greensleeves
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Fantasia on Greensleeves
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Mass in G minor (Gloria)
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Mass in G minor (Gloria)
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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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Whither must I wander? (Songs of Travel)
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Whither must I wander? (Songs of Travel)
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The Call (Five Mystical Songs)
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The Call (Five Mystical Songs)
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Tuba concerto: 2nd mvt: Romanza (Andante sostenuto)
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Tuba concerto: 2nd mvt: Romanza (Andante sostenuto)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Serenade in A minor (Romance)
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Serenade in A minor (Romance)
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The Running Set
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The Running Set
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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
Oboe Concerto in A minor
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Oboe Concerto in A minor
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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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Past BBC Events

Proms 1952: Prom 34
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Royal Albert Hall
1952-09-03T10:09:12
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Sep
1952

Proms 1952: Prom 34

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1950: Prom 44
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Royal Albert Hall
1950-09-11T10:09:12
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Sep
1950

Proms 1950: Prom 44

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1948: Prom 34
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Royal Albert Hall
1948-09-01T10:09:12
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Sep
1948

Proms 1948: Prom 34

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1948: Prom 05
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Royal Albert Hall
1948-07-29T10:09:12
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Jul
1948

Proms 1948: Prom 05

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Proms 1946: Prom 04
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Royal Albert Hall
1946-07-31T10:09:12
31
Jul
1946

Proms 1946: Prom 04

Royal Albert Hall

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