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Short Name: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Full Name: Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958
Birth Year: 1872
Death Year: 1958

Through his composing, conducting, collecting, editing, and teaching, Ralph Vaughan Williams (b. Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England, October 12, 1872; d. Westminster, London, England, August 26, 1958) became the chief figure in the realm of English music and church music in the first half of the twentieth century. His education included instruction at the Royal College of Music in London and Trinity College, Cambridge, as well as additional studies in Berlin and Paris. During World War I he served in the army medical corps in France. Vaughan Williams taught music at the Royal College of Music (1920-1940), conducted the Bach Choir in London (1920-1927), and directed the Leith Hill Music Festival in Dorking (1905-1953). A major influence in his life was the English folk song. A knowledgeable collector of folk songs, he was also a member of the Folksong Society and a supporter of the English Folk Dance Society. Vaughan Williams wrote various articles and books, including National Music (1935), and composed numerous arrange­ments of folk songs; many of his compositions show the impact of folk rhythms and melodic modes. His original compositions cover nearly all musical genres, from orchestral symphonies and concertos to choral works, from songs to operas, and from chamber music to music for films. Vaughan Williams's church music includes anthems; choral-orchestral works, such as Magnificat (1932), Dona Nobis Pacem (1936), and Hodie (1953); and hymn tune settings for organ. But most important to the history of hymnody, he was music editor of the most influential British hymnal at the beginning of the twentieth century, The English Hymnal (1906), and coeditor (with Martin Shaw) of Songs of Praise (1925, 1931) and the Oxford Book of Carols (1928).

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Wikipedia Biography

Ralph Vaughan Williams, OM (/reɪf vɔːn/; 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.

Tunes by Ralph Vaughan Williams (87)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
ADESTO, SANCTA TRINITASR. Vaughan Williams (Harmonizer)111511 22144 33215
AMESBURYRalph Vaughan Williams (Arranger)155671 167
AMSTERDAM (Foundery Collection)Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872-1958 (arr. and harm.)115123 23456 54321
ANDERNACHR. V. W. (Harmonizer (attributed to))111175 67132 43212
AR HYD Y NOSRalph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Composer)1917612 17567 71176
BRYN CALFARIAR. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) (Arranger)255123 33234 54322
COELITES PLAUDANTRalph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Harmonizer)615654 36751 17
CAMERONIAN MIDNIGHT HYMNRalph Vaughan Williams 1872-1958 (Arranger)151321 56123 45243
CAPEL (English)R. Vaughan Williams (Arranger)754332 33232 1122
CHRISTE FONS JUGISRalph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) (Harmonizer)433231 34534 33231
CHRISTE SANCTORUM (53432)R. Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Arranger)1753432 13455 65567
[Come all you faithful Christians]R. V. W. (Arranger)251243 17215 43215
CRADLE SONG (Kirkpatrick)Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Arranger (alt. arr.))751123 11345 56423
CUMNOR (Vaughan Williams)R. Vaughan Williams (Composer)213451 17754 34213
DANBYRalph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Adapter)951715 76551 71243
DEIRDRERalph Vaughan Williams (Harmonizer)116156 211
DENT DALER. Vaughan Williams, 1872 - 1958 (Arranger)111117 12123 3432
DEO GRACIAS (English)R. V. W. (Arranger)211717 76511 75454
DEUS TUORUM MILITUM (Grenoble)Ralph Vaughan Williams (Adapter)713515 43211 31671
DILWYNRalph Vaughan Williams (Arranger)211555 43221 55553
DIVA SERVATRIXR. Vaughan Williams, 1872 - 1958 (Arranger)5
DOWN AMPNEYRalph Vaughan Williams (Composer)7612356 55657 16556
ES IST KEIN TAGR. Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Arranger)451765 65432 13455
FOREST GREENRalph Vaughan Williams (Composer)17151112 32345 34312
GOSTERWOODR. Vaughan Williams, 1872 - 1958 (Arranger)711671 23154 32121
GUILDFORD (Vaughan Williams)R. Vaughan Williams (Composer)211235 61756 51236
HELMSLEYRalph Vaughan Williams (Harmonizer)1013517 65671 65435
HERONGATERalph Vaughan Williams (Arranged)2355165 53215 11356
HYFRYDOLRalph Vaughan Williams (Arranger)3512123 43212 54332
IN BABILONERalph Vaughan Williams (Arranger)117651 21231 43232
JESU CORONAR. V. W. (Harmonizer)113454 53211 71217
KING'S LANGLEYRalph Vaughan Williams (Arranged and harmonized by)234553 34432 23345
KING'S LYNNRalph Vaughan Williams (Arranged)3854512 34765 43171
KING'S WESTONRalph Vaughan Williams (Composer)8512321 71234 51345
KINGSFOLDRalph Vaughan Williams (Arranged)20532111 73343 45543
KINGSWOODRalph Vaughan Williams 1872-1958 (harm. and arr.)1
LASST UNS ERFREUENRalph Vaughan Williams (Adapter and Harmonizer)18511231 34511 23134
[Let us now praise famous men] (Williams)Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Composer)1
LLANFAIRRalph Vaughan Williams (Composer)311335 43254 34321
LLANGLOFFANRalph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Arranger)551122 32114 4332
MAGDAR. Vaughan Williams (Composer)1551653 12345 3
MARTYRDOM (Wilson)Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Arranger)251651 23213 213
MENDIP (English)Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Harmonizer)255435 17665 31121
MIT FREUDEN ZARTRalph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Harmonizer)213451 76565 43234
MON DIEU PRETE-MOI L'OREILLERalph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Harmonizer)311712 32111 71232
MONK'S GATERalph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Adapter)3212323 45654 2711
[My souldoth magnify the Lord]Ralph Vaughan Williams (Composer)251571 65455 51232
NACHTIGALLRalph Vaughan Williams 1872-1958 (arr. and harm.)151231 76571 23654
NEWBURY (English)Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872-1958 (Harmonizer)113554 65321 3223
OLD 113THR. V. W. (Harmonizer)111231 34554 32134
OAKLEYR. Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Composer)513454 34517 3454
OLD 104THRalph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Harmonizer)313215 34654 4576
OLD 120THRalph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Adapter)113456 55671 67517
ORIENTIS PARTIBUSR. Vaughan Williams (Harmonizer)2012312 71556 34553
OSBORNE (Carey)R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) (Adapter and arranger)111236 54321 51234
PICARDYRalph Vaughan Williams (Arranger)2012345 54555 567
PLEADING SAVIORRalph Vaughan Williams (Harmonizer)2732161 23532 32161
PROMPTO GENTES ANIMOR. Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Arranger)215654 34512 34321
RENDEZ À DIEURalph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) (Arranger)916511 24325 33143
QUEM PASTORESR. Vaughan Williams (Harmonizer)2913534 56523 45432
RANDOLPH (Vaughan Williams)Ralph Vaughan Williams (Composer)3635654 32113 45567
RESONET IN LAUDIBUSRalph Vaughan Williams (Harmonizer)1053135 65531 35654
RESURREXIT (Williams)R. V. W. (Harmonizer)215432 15675 1765
RODMELLRalph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Adapter)151762 17675 51354
SALVE FESTA DIES (Vaughan Williams)Ralph Vaughan Williams (Composer)6715432 13217 12765
SANDYS (55175)Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Harmonizer)255175 67217 17655
SCHMÜCKE DICHRalph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Harmonizer)332123 54353 43213
SECOND MODE MELODYRalph Vaughan Williams (Arranger)266716 77656 77662
SHIPSTONRalph Vaughan Williams, 1872 - 1958 (Arranger)2813565 43231 13565
SINE NOMINERalph Vaughan Williams (Composer)19053215 61253 32177
SOLOTHURNR. Vaughan Williams, 1872 - 1958 (Arranger)511231 52155 67516
SONG 1Ralph Vaughan Williams (Arranger)1955512 33221 33455
ST. PATRICK (Irish)Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Harmonizer)151175 73543 32242
ST. VENANTIUSR. Vaughan Williams (Arranger)213543 23123 56543
STOWEYR. Vaughan Williams (Adapter)612321 65462 22123
SUSSEX CAROLRalph Vaughan Williams (Composer)4955345 32127 11234
SUSSEX (33321)Ralph Vaughan Williams (Adapter)2533321 23216 44321
[The blessed son of God only]R. Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Composer)232163 23161 23532
THE CALL (Vaughan Williams)Ralph Vaughan Williams (Composer)4513556 45135 56457
THE TRUTH FROM ABOVERalph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Harmonizer)651232 17152 33217
THIRD MODE MELODYR. V. W. (Transposer)413333 44555 55655
THIS ENDRIS NYGHTRalph Vaughan Williams (Arranged)713455 67655 17656
TRURO (Williams)Ralph Vaughan Williams (Arranger)113455 67151 54321
UNTO HIM THAT LOVED USRalph Vaughan Williams (Composer)3
WÄCHTERLIEDRalph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Adapter)553515 12323 45432
WAS LEBET WAS SCHWEBETRalph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 (Harmonizer)811233 54323 33212
WHITE GATESRalph Vaughan Williams (Composer)211715 32111 75434

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