A Catalogue of the Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams

Now published separately, with minor revisions and corrections to the main catalogue of musical works and to the bibliography of Vaughan Williams's prose writings, this work also includes a list of folksongs from the original volume.

Author: Michael Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UCAL:B4218685

Category: Music

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This catalog was originally published in 1964 as part of Michael Kennedy's The Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Now published separately, with minor revisions and corrections to the main catalogue of musical works and to the bibliography of Vaughan Williams's prose writings, this work also includes a list of folksongs from the original volume.

The Choral Orchestral Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams

Kennedy, A Catalogue of the Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams, 202–203; A. E. F. Dickinson, Vaughan Williams (London: Faber and Faber, 1963), 463–464.

Author: Stephen Town

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793606013

Category: Music

Page: 338

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The Choral-Orchestral Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams: Autographs, Context, Discourse combines contextual knowledge, a musical commentary, an inventory of the holograph manuscripts, and a critical assessment of the opus to create substantial and meticulous examinations of Ralph Vaughan Williams’s choral-orchestral works. The contents include an equitable choice of pieces from the various stages in the life of the composer and an analysis of pieces from the various stages of Williams’s life. The earliest are taken from the pre-World War I years, when Vaughan Williams was constructing his identity as an academic and musician—Vexilla Regis (1894), Mass (1899), and A Sea Symphony (1910). The middle group are chosen from the interwar period—Sancta Civitas (1925), Benedicite (1929), Magnificat (1932), Five Tudor Portraits (1935), Dona nobis pacem (1936)—written after Vaughan Williams had found his mature voice. The last cluster—Thanksgiving for Victory (1944), Fantasia (Quasi Variazione) on the ‘Old 104’ Psalm Tune (1949), Sons of Light (1950), Hodie (1954), The Bridal Day/Epithalamion (1938/1957)—typify the works finished or revisited during the final years of the composer’s life, near the end of the Second World War and immediately before or after his second marriage (1953).

Ralph Vaughan Williams

A Catalogue of the Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Second Edition. Oxford University Press, 1996. xii, 322 p. ISBN: 0198165846. ML 134 .V3 K4 1996.

Author: Ryan Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317646150

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.

Letters of Ralph Vaughan Williams 1895 1958

A Thematic Catalogue of Gustav Holst's Works (London, 1974). HOWES, FRANK, The Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams (London, 1954). KENNEDY, MICHAEL, A Catalogue ...

Author: Hugh Cobbe

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191615269

Category: Music

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The book comprises a selection of some 750 letters of the composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams, selected from an extant corpus of about 3,300. The letters are arranged chronologically and have been chosen to provide a cumulative pen-picture of the composer in his own words. In general the letters reflect VW's major preoccupations: musical, personal and political. It was not VW's way to discuss his inner creative processes but he does discuss his music, once it had been written: for example there is much to illustrate the process of 'washing the face' of his major pieces before, and after, they had reached the concert platform. There is correspondence with collaborators such as Gilbert Murray, Harold Child and Evelyn Sharpe who provided texts; with his publishers (mainly OUP) about printing scores and parts; with conductors such as Adrian Boult and John Barbirolli about performances. He was in regular correspondence with fellow composers such as Gustav Holst, George Butterworth, Gerald Finzi, Herbert Howells, John Ireland, Alan Bush and Rutland Boughton. There were his pupils: Elizabeth Maconchy and Cedric Thorpe Davie amongst others. A series of close personal friendships is well represented: his Cambridge contemporary and cousin Ralph Wedgwood, Edward Dent, and latterly Michael Kennedy. Above all there are insights on his lifelong devotion to his first wife, Adeline, and his growing friendship with Ursula Wood, who was to become his second wife.

An Imperishable Heritage British Choral Music from Parry to Dyson

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 See Kennedy, A Catalogue of the Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams; ...

Author: Stephen Town

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317181873

Category: Music

Page: 354

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The rehabilitation of British music began with Hubert Parry and Charles Villiers Stanford. Ralph Vaughan Williams assisted in its emancipation from continental models, while Gerald Finzi, Edmund Rubbra and George Dyson flourished in its independence. Stephen Town's survey of Choral Music of the English Musical Renaissance is rooted in close examination of selected works from these composers. Town collates the substantial secondary literature on these composers, and brings to bear his own study of the autograph manuscripts. The latter form an unparalleled record of compositional process and shed new light on the compositions as they have come down to us in their published and recorded form. This close study of the sources allows Town to identify for the first time instances of similarity and imitation, continuities and connections between the works.

Dear Mller Hartmann Letters from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Robert Mller Hartmann

... A Catalogue of the Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams, p. 163). Adeline Vaughan Williams and Müller-Hartmann listened to the broadcast (see R.V.W.: A ...

Author: Steven K. White

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780578035840

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Letters written by Ralph Vaughan Williams to fellow composer Robert Mller-Hartmann between 1938-1950. Mller-Hartmann was a Jewish German composer exiled in England. Vaughan Williams, Imogen Holst and Genia Hornstein helped him find work and establish a new life in a foreign land. Robert Mller-Hartmann was a significant composer in his own right and he also collaborated with Vaughan Williams to help translate some of RVW's works into German.

Vaughan Williams Studies

... Works : Michael Kennedy , The Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams , 2nd rev . edn ( London : Oxford University Press , 1980 ) Kennedy , Catalogue : Michael ...

Author: Associate Professor of Music History Alain Frogley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521480310

Category: Music

Page: 241

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A collection of essays on Vaughan Williams explores his musical language, cultural context and biography.

Vaughan Williams Essays

... A Catalogue of the Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams, rev. edn. (London: Oxford University Press, 1982), 235–6. Scott Goddard, in 'Ralph Vaughan Williams ...

Author: Robin Wells

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351537797

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.

The Cambridge Companion to Vaughan Williams

Books KC Michael Kennedy, A Catalogue of the Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams (2nd edn, Oxford University Press, 1996). KW Michael Kennedy, The Works ofRalph ...

Author: Alain Frogley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521197687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 358

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A comprehensive reassessment of this towering figure of twentieth-century music, examining works, cultural context and reception in Britain and beyond.

Masques Mayings and Music dramas

Some studies, essays, editions, catalogues etc. published since 1950 A Works by and about Ralph Vaughan Williams relevant to more than one of the above ...

Author: Roger Savage

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843839194

Category: Music

Page: 390

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In-depth case-studies of significant aspects of early twentieth-century English music-theatre, which engage with notions of Englishness and the idea of a 'musical renaissance'

Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music

Ralph Vaughan Williams: An Essential Guide to His Life and Works. London: Pavilion, 1997. Kennedy, Michael. A Catalogue of the Works of Ralph Vaughan ...

Author: Nicole V. Gagné

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538122983

Category: Music

Page: 546

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on the most important composers, musicians, methods, styles, and media in modernist and postmodern classical music.

Masterworks of 20th Century Music

Vaughan Williams, “Composer's Programme Notes,” 1920, in Michael Kennedy, A Catalogue of the Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams, 2nd. ed.

Author: Douglas Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136066900

Category: Music

Page: 528

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"Masterworks of 20th-Century Music" introduces more than one hundred of the greatest compositions by world-renowned composer that have entered the standard orchestral repertory. The author surveyed dozens of major American orchestras to focus on those works that an average audience member is most likely to hear. Concertgoers who are intimated by the modern repertoire finally have a single resource that will help them understand and enjoy it. Like an educated guide, he walks the listener through the piece, explaining how all the elements come together to form a unified whole. This book serves the general reader interested in 20th-century music, plus students, teachers, and scholars.

Vaughan Williams on Music

An abridged version of this bibliography is reprinted in Michael Kennedy, A Catalogue of the Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams (2nd edn, Oxford: Oxford ...

Author: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195182392

Category: Music

Page: 435

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Concert audiences have an enduring affection for the music of Ralph Vaughan Williamsa composer of dance, symphony, opera, song, hymnody, and film musicand serious scholarship on his music is currently enjoying a revival. 2008 marks the 50th anniversary of Vaughan Williams passing (and 2007his 135th birthday); his worksparticularly his orchestral musicwill likely find themselves programmed widely for this season, and groups like the RVW Society which regularly hold symposiums may have events planned in honor of the composer. OUP-UK will be publishing a volume of Vaughan WilliamsLetters, edited by Hugh Cobbe, likely to pub in 2008. We should consider promoting the two volumes together. This collection brings together a host of lively writingssome for the first time, and many for the first time since their initial publicationby one of the most articulate, beloved andengaging English composers. Making available essays, articles, broadcasts, and speech transcripts from 1901-1958, Vaughan Williams on Music exemplifies the multi-faceted nature of his contributions: active supporter of amateur music and English music, a leader in the folksong revival, educator,performer, and polemicist. Vaughan Williams was one of the cultural giants of his day, a figure of iconic stature whose influence stretched far beyond musical circles; his friendships with Bertrand Russell and G. M. Trevelyan, and his tireless work on behalf of a variety of organizations and causes,from Jewish refugees to the Third Programme, gave him a unique place in British national life. He also had a powerful influence in the United States, at a time when the special relationship was approaching its zenith. Through all these perspectives, the words are unmistakably those of a practicingcomposera young composer at the turn of the last century, trying to find his own musical voice amid widely diverse stylistic influences of the dominant and successful figures of Brahms, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky, and a mature composer in the mid-century, having found that glorious voice whichcontinues to resound across the globe. The volume will be an important contribution to the literature not only on British music, but also on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British cultural and intellectual life as a whole, placing Vaughan Williamss political and aesthetic thought in a broadercultural perspective. It will be a welcome read as well for the general audience which loves the music of Vaughan Williams, that will be listening to and remembering the composer as this anniversary of his death approaches.

Vaughan Williams

... 1992) —, A Catalogue of theWorks ofRalph Vaughan Williams (OUP, Second Edition, ... Michael, TheMusic Makers(Schirmer, 1985) Vaughan Williams, Ralph, ...

Author: Simon Heffer

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571315482

Category: Music

Page: 160

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A tweedy purveyor of folklore; too many larks ascending and too much Linden Lea: no composer's work has ever been more cruelly stereotyped than that of Ralph Vaughan Williams. The truth could hardly have been more different: that folksy feel masked the highest sophistication, that countrified air the most audacious experimentation. If, unlike his Germanizing contemporary Elgar, Vaughan Williams did indeed open the way to a distinctively English Music, his was an Englishness which owed nothing to narrow-mindedness or lack of artistic enterprise. Fifty years after his death in 1958, Vaughan Williams' reputation is greater than ever before and there is a resurgence of interest in his music. Re-issued to coincide with this anniversary, Simon Heffer's perceptive book lends weight to the increasingly compelling case for Vaughan Williams' recognition as the most important English composer of the twentieth century. 'A vivid and appealing picture of an irresistibly likeable figure ... I enjoyed this little book enormously.'Spectator 'An affectionate, accurate and shrewd account of Vaughan Williams' life ... the author's astute commentary on it betokens close and knowledgeable acquaintance.' Sunday Telegraph

A Conductor s Guide to Choral orchestral Works

Principal Works: opera - Hugh the Drover (1910-14), Sir John in Love (1925-9), ... Kennedy, Michael: A Catalogue of the Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Author: Jonathan D. Green

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810847200

Category: Music

Page: 322

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Surveys large choral-orchestral works written between 1900 and 1972 that contain some English text. Green examines eighty-nine works by forty-nine composers, from Elgar's Dream of Gerontius to Bernstein's Mass.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Research and Information Guide presents the most extensive annotated bibliography of its subject yet produced.

Author: Ryan Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317646167

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.

Choral Music

A Catalogue of the Work of Ralph Vaughan Williams. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. xii, 322 p. ISBN 0-1981-6584-6. ML134.V3.

Author: Avery T. Sharp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415994194

Category: Music

Page: 377

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This is an annotated bibliography to books, recordings, videos, and websites on choral music. This book will serve as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars in sorting through the massive amount of new material that has appeared since publication of the previous edition.

Beyond Jerusalem Music in the Women s Institute 1919 969

17 Ralph Vaughan Williams, National Music, London: Oxford University ... Cited from Michael Kennedy, A Catalogue of the Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams, ...

Author: Lorna Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351574051

Category: Music

Page: 214

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Music in the Women's Institute has become stereotyped by the ritualistic singing of Jerusalem at monthly meetings. Indeed, Jerusalem has had an important role within the organization, and provides a valuable means within which to assess the organization's relationship with women's suffrage and the importance of rurality in the Women's Institute's identity. However, this book looks beyond Jerusalem by examining the full range of music making within the organization and locates its significance within a wider historical-cultural context. The Institute's promotion of conducting - a regular part of its musical activity since the 1930s - is discussed within the context of embodying overtly feminist sentiments. Lorna Gibson concludes that a redefinition of the term 'feminism' is needed and the concept of 'gendered spheres' of conducting provides a useful means of understanding the Institute's policy. The organization's promotion of folk song is also examined and reveals the Institute's contribution to the Folk Revival, as well as providing a valuable context within which to understand the National Federation's first music commission, Ralph Vaughan Williams's Folk Songs of the Four Seasons (1950). This work, and the Institute's second commission, Malcolm Williamson's The Brilliant and the Dark (1969), are examined with the context of the organization's music policy. In addition to discussing the background to the works, issues of critical reception are addressed. The book concludes with an Epilogue about the National Society Choir (later known as the Avalon Singers), which tested the organization's commitment to amateur music making. The book is the result of meticulous work undertaken in the archives of the National Federation, the BBC Written Archives Centre, the V&A archives, the Britten-Pears Library, the Ralph Vaughan Williams Library, the Women's Library and the Newspaper Library.