Vaughan Williams

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Giving the Lark New Wings
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Ralph Vaughan Williams’ quintessential work for violin and for the summer is The Lark Ascending. We are so familiar with its trilling and rising skylark, personified by the violin, who takes flight above a quiet chamber orchestra. Vaughan was inspired
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Poetry and Music:
Whitman and Vaughan Williams and Holst
The American visionary poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was one of the transitional writers between transcendentalism and realism and his works reflect both points of view. He is considered the ‘father of free verse’ and his non-sectarian poems and his views
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Antarctic Symphonies by Vaughan Williams and Maxwell Davies
Our incredible planet is in real trouble. Scientists have identified a triple-threat of climate change, biodiversity loss and overpopulation as humanity is racing “towards mass extinctions, health crises and constant climate-induced disruptions to society.” Earth has lost an estimated 50%
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Musical Voices of WWI (1914-18)
Vaughan-Williams, Stephan and Bliss
Ralph Vaughan Williams was already an established composer at the onset of the First World War. By 1914, he had created a considerable body of works, including two symphonies and various works for orchestra, an opera and a number of
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Composers and Their Poets: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Explore Vaughan Williams’ Song Cycles and English Song Settings The preeminent British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) set the model for composers of British songs in the 20th century: he composed several song cycles, setting lyrics by great authors and
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Unsung Concertos
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto in C major
The reputation of Ralph Vaughan Williams as the most important English composer of his generation squarely rests on his compositions for the operatic stage and the Concert Hall. These theatrical dramas and orchestral essays characteristically reference the landscapes, myths and
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Hear My Words – Choral Classics from St. John’s
Vaughan Williams: O taste and see Thomas Mullock, treble Andrew Nethsingha, conductor Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge From Hear My Words – Choral Classics from St. John’s (2010) Released by Chandos Vaughan Williams: O taste and see One of
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