Ralph Vaughan Williams

A Research and Information Guide

Author: Ryan Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317646169

Category: Music

Page: 318

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Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Research and Information Guide presents the most extensive annotated bibliography of its subject yet produced. It offers comprehensive coverage of the English composer's prose works and accounts for over 1,000 secondary sources from all critical and scholarly eras. A single-numbering format and substantial indexes facilitate efficient searches of what is the most complete bibliography of Ralph Vaughan Williams since Neil Butterworth's guide to research was published by Garland in 1990.
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The Cambridge Companion to Vaughan Williams

Author: Alain Frogley,Aidan J. Thomson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107650267

Category: Music

Page: 350

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An icon of British national identity and one of the most widely performed twentieth-century composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams has been as much misunderstood as revered; his international impact and enduring influence on areas as diverse as church music, film scores and popular music has been insufficiently appreciated. This volume brings together a team of leading scholars, examining all areas of the composer's output from new perspectives, and re-evaluating the cultural politics of his lifelong advocacy for the music-making of ordinary people. Surveys of major genres are complemented by chapters exploring such topics as the composer's relationship with the BBC and his studies with Ravel; uniquely, the book also includes specially commissioned interviews with major living composers Peter Maxwell Davies, Piers Hellawell, Nicola Lefanu and Anthony Payne. The Companion is a vital resource for all those interested in this pivotal figure of modern music.
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Vaughan Williams Essays

Author: Robin Wells

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351537792

Category: Music

Page: 312

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Serious scholarship on the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams is currently enjoying a lively revival after a period of relative quiescence, and is only beginning to address the enduring affection of concert audiences for his music. The essays that comprise this volume extend the study of Vaughan Williams's music in new directions that will be of interest to scholars, performers and listeners alike. This volume contains the work of eleven North American scholars who have been recipients of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Fellowship based at the composer's own school, Charterhouse, which was created and has been supported by the Carthusian Trust since 1985. This wide-ranging and detailed collection of essays covers the spectrum of genres in which Vaughan Williams wrote, including dance, symphony, opera, song, hymnody and film music. The contributors also employ a range of analytical and historical methods of investigation to illuminate aspects of Vaughan Williams's compositional techniques and influences, musical, literary and visual.
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A New English Music

Composers and Folk Traditions in England's Musical Renaissance from the Late 19th to the Mid-20th Century

Author: Tim Rayborn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786496347

Category: Music

Page: 312

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"Copiously documented chapters distill significant amounts of scholarship about the featured composers. Recommended"--Choice The turn of the 20th century was a time of great change in Britain. The empire saw its global influence waning and its traditional social structures challenged. There was a growing weariness of industrialism and a desire to rediscover tradition and the roots of English heritage. A new interest in English folk song and dance inspired art music, which many believed was seeing a renaissance after a period of stagnation since the 18th century. This book focuses on the lives of seven composers--Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Ernest Moeran, George Butterworth, Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock), Gerald Finzi and Percy Grainger--whose work was influenced by folk songs and early music. Each chapter provides an historical background and tells the fascinating story of a musical life.
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One Hundred English Folksongs

For Medium Voice

Author: Cecil James Sharp

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486231925

Category: History

Page: 235

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Lyrics and piano music for traditional ballads and songs collected from singers throughout Britain are accompanied by notes on their probable origins, related versions, and historical allusions
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