Vaughan Williams


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Vaughan Williams

, Ralph 1872-1958.
British composer who was influenced by folk tunes and Tudor music. His works include nine symphonies, the ballet Job (1930), and the opera The Pilgrim's Progress (1951).
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Vaughan Williams

(ˈwɪljəmz)
n
(Biography) Ralph. 1872–1958, English composer, inspired by British folk songs and music of the Tudor period. He wrote operas, symphonies, hymns, and choral music
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Vaughan` Wil′liams


n.
Ralph (usu. reɪf) 1872–1958, English composer.
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It features composers from Purcell and Gibbons through to Vaughan Williams and Michael Neaum.
Moeran, Herbert Howells, Ernest Farrell (killed in World War I like the greatly gifted George Butterworth)--but his central figure, inevitably, is Vaughan Williams. Saylor provides an extensive and insightful commentary on the work that more than any other demonstrates the qualities listed in his definition of pastoralism quoted above, the Pastoral Symphony, whose direct inspiration, as Vaughan Williams said, was not the English landscape but the "Corot-like" French landscape where he was serving as an ambulance driver in the War.
His programme at St Peter's RC Church in Gloucester features music by Parry as well as his pupils at the Royal College of Music, Vaughan Williams, Holst (both also Gloucestershire lads) and Ireland (12.30pm).
One day, during his months of illness, I picked up on the radio while I was driving a performance of Vaughan Williams' 'The Lark Ascending'.
WORLD renowned conductor John Wilson joins the Philharmonia Orchestra for a powerful programme of Vaughan Williams and Finzi at St David's Hall in Cardiff.
Vaughan Williams in Norfolk: The 1905-6 Collections from King's Lynn Alan Helsdon.
Birthday wishes this week were sent to Shirley Brook, Vaughan Williams, Jean Porter, Joyce Booth, Paul Hartley and Brenda Reed.
Ralph Vaughan Williams. Serenade in A Minor (1898).
Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Santa Fe Pro Musica Recordings.
THAT very English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams is usually associated with pastoral music.