Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 –1958) was an English composer not only of symphonies, chamber music, opera and choral music, but also of film scores. During this era, many composers were collecting folksongs of their native regions.  Vaughan Williams did likewise.  It strongly influenced his arrangements and settings of hymn tunes and other larger composition. The conductor, Stokowski, introduced Vaughan Williams to the American audiences, performing each of his six symphonies. He was a fellow student of Gustav Holst, who was perhaps best known for his orchestral suite, The Planets.
Perhaps he is best known in the Protestant churches for his composition of “For All the Saints:”
a cappella performance:

with organ accompaniment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qoSQI-JGI4 he will tell
with orchestra and organ accompaniment:

Here’s a fascinating interpretation and transformation of the melody and choral parts:

His Mass in G Minor:

Part 1 of 2

 

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