Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Ralph Vaughan Williams was a central figure in the renaissance of English music that occurred in the first part of the 20th century.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera "Sir John in Love") 1934 04:41 Orchestral
The Lark Ascending, romance for violin & orchestra 1914 14:28 Concerto
Symphony No. 2 in G major ("A London Symphony") 1911 46:34 Symphony
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras 1910 15:20 Orchestral
Songs of Travel, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra) 1901 20:05 Vocal Music
Oboe Concerto in A minor 1944 18:41 Concerto
Symphony No. 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral") 1921 36:22 Symphony
Symphony No. 7 for soprano, small female chorus & orchestra with narrator ad lib ("Sinfonia Antartica") 1949 42:35 Symphony
Symphony No. 1 for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra ("A Sea Symphony") 1903 59:59 Symphony
Linden Lea, song for voice & orchestra ("In Linden Lea"; "A Dorset Song") 1901 02:38 Vocal Music
Mystical Songs (5) for baritone, chorus ad lib & orchestra (or organ) 1911 18:03 Choral Vocal Music
Symphony No. 5 in D major 1938 39:04 Symphony
Symphony No. 9 in E minor 1956 34:33 Symphony
English Folk Song Suite, for orchestra (orchestrated by G. Jacob) 1923 09:58 Orchestral
Concerto grosso for strings in 3 groups 1950 15:18 Concerto Orchestral
Symphony No. 6 in E minor 1944 34:42 Symphony
Symphony No. 4 in F minor 1931 32:45 Symphony
Variants (5) of "Dives and Lazarus" for string orchestra & harp (or harps) 1939 11:29 Orchestral
Serenade to Music ("How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!") for 16 soloists (or soloists & chorus) & orchestra 1938 13:24 Vocal Music
Symphony No. 8 in D minor 1953 26:41 Symphony
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