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Williams, Ralph Vaughan, 1872 - 1958 (composer)


Dates and places

b Down Ampney, Gloucs., 12 Oct 1872; d London, 26 Aug 1958.

Sphere of activity

English composer, teacher, writer and conductor.

Other information

'The most important English composer of his generation, he was a key figure in the 20th-century revival of British music.'

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:


At a performance of 'England's Pleasant Land', 1938-07

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/560
Scope and Contents Group photograph of Lady Allen [of Hurtwood, 1897-1976], E.M. Forster, Ralph Vaughan Williams and unnamed bandmaster standing together in the grounds of Milton Court, Dorking, site of the pageant England's Pleasant Land. Behind are trestle tables and a folding wooden chair and to the right are three band members with music stands in front of them. Lady Allen is wearing a headscarf, profile to the right in front of E.M. Forster, who is leaning on an umbrella and wearing a suit and cloth cap....
Dates: 1938-07

Dorothy and George Edward Moore: letters received by them and other family members, and photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9868
Scope and Contents Correspondence, mostly addressed to Dorothy Moore but including some to G. E. Moore, Timothy Moore and Perry Moore. Subjects include the education of Timothy and Nicholas Moore, and condolences on the death of G. E. Moore. 1. Charlie Dunbar Broad to Dorothy Moore; Cambridge, 25 October 1958.2. Thorold Francis Coade to Dorothy Moore; Blandford, 30 May 1935.3. William Burnlee Curry to Dorothy Moore; Dartington Hall, 20 March 1934.4. William Burnlee Curry to...
Dates: 1934-1991
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Letters from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Edward Dent, 1910 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EJD/4/456
Scope and Contents

50 autograph letters signed, 2 typed letters signed and 3 autograph postcards signed, also 2 written by Adeline Vaughan-Williams and signed by RVW, and 1 letter from RVW to 'Allen'.

Dates: 1910 - 1951

Letters from Ralph Vaughan Williams to JTS, 1949-11-16

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JTS/2/211
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter signed and 1 typed letter signed.

Dates: 1949-11-16