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RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

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(Born October 12. 1872.)
Favourites from his Songs sung by CUTHBERT SMITH
Silent Noon
Songs of Travel (First Set) (Words by R. L. Stevenson ): The Vagabond : Bright is the Ring of Words ; The Roadside Fire ; Linden Lea
DR. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS occupies one of the highest places in British Music of these days. In two recent years three of his works were awarded special European honours... His Pastoral Symphony, On Wenlock Edge, and Merciless Beauty were chosen by the International Society for Contemporary Music for performance at its snmmer Festivals at Satzburg and Venice. He is regarded at home almost unanimously, abroad ncreasingly, as one of the living composers who have fully earned the most serious consideration. He was born at Down Ampney. in Gloucestershire. He studied music very thoroughly in England. but not content with that, continued his studies in Germany and France. Yet all his cosmopolitan training counts for little in comparison with his deep devotion for English folk-song, plain-song and mediaeval art music, which he believes we should use as the natural foundations of our own musical language.

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Unknown: R. L. Stevenson
Unknown: Linden Lea
Unknown: Dr. Vaughan Williams

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RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

2LO London, 12 October 1926 22.15






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