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Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)

Dr. Ralph Vaughan Williams was perhaps the most important English composer of the 20th Century. His influence on the development of 20th Century music was immense. Benjamin Britten and numerous film composers (Jerry Goldsmith, etc.) owe a lot to him. He created a truly contemporary idiom whose roots reached back to Tudor times and folk music. He ... See full bio »


(age 85) in London, England, UK

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 2015 Knight of Cups (writer: "The Pilgrim's Progress", "Fantasy on a Theme of Thomas Tallis")
 2014 Mozart in the Jungle (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Now, Fortissimo! (2014) ... (writer: "Concerto for Oboe and Strings" - uncredited)
- Silent Symphony (2014) ... (writer: "The Lark Ascending" - uncredited)
 2012 Storyville (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Real Great Escape (2012) ... (writer: "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis")
 2011 The Royal Wedding (TV Movie) ("Fantasia on Greensleeves", "Prelude on Rhosymedre")
 2009 Morris: A Life with Bells On (music: "Mass in G Minor: Credo")
 2008 Man on Wire (Documentary) (writer: "The Lark Ascending")
 2007 BBC Proms (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Prom 2: Music from Great British Films (2007) ... ("Prelude from 49th Parallel (1941)")
 2006 How Music Works (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Melody (2006) ... (writer: "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis")
 2003 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (writer: "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis")
 2001 Enigma (writer: "5 Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'" - as Vaughan Williams)
 2001 Aleph, lectures contades (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Virginia Woolf (2001) ... (writer: "Concerto for Bass Tuba and Orchestra in F minor", "Symphony N. 8 in D minor")
 1995 Classic Widows (TV Movie documentary) (music: "The Lark Ascending")
 1994 El detective y la muerte (writer: "The Lark Ascending" - as Vaughan Williams)
 1994 Eat Drink Man Woman (music: "ALL CREATURES OF OUR GOD AND KING")
 1993 Sirens (writer: "MARCH PAST OF THE KITCHEN UTENSILS, from WASPS")
 1991 Flirting (writer: "Wasps" - as Vaughan-Williams)
 1990 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1990) ... (music: "To Be a Pilgrim (He Who Would Valiant Be)" - uncredited)
 1988 Rowing with the Wind (writer: "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis")
 1988 Distant Voices, Still Lives (writer: "Vaughan Williams Pastoral Symphony")
 1987 The Year My Voice Broke (writer: "The Lark Ascending")
 1973 Lost Hearts (TV Short) (music: "English Folk Song Suite" - uncredited)
 1973 The Scene from Melbury House (Short) (music: "A London Symphony" - uncredited)
 1972 Doomwatch (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Without the Bomb (1972) ... (writer: "Symphony No.5: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis" - uncredited)
- Fire and Brimstone (1972) ... (writer: "Symphony No.5: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis" - uncredited)
 1965 New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Musical Atoms - A Study of Intervals (1965) ... (music: "Symphony No. 4: Fourth Movement)
 1962 Term of Trial (music: "Valiant for Truth")
 1957 Fully Fitted Freight (Short) (music: "The Wasps: Overture")
 1956 Women Without Men (arranger: "The Holly and the Ivy" - uncredited)
 1953 A Queen Is Crowned (Documentary) (arranger: "All People That On Earth Do Dwell" - uncredited)
  Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1952) (writer - 1 episode, 1950)
- The Play of the Nativity of the Child Jesus (1952) ... (music: "Snow in the Street")
- Wuthering Heights (1950) ... (writer: "Fantasia on Greensleeves from the opera 'Sir John in Love'" - as R. Vaughan Williams)
 1940 London Can Take It! (Documentary short) (music: "Symphony No.2: A London Symphony" - as Vaughan Williams)
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Also composed the music for a straight dramatic adaptation of "The Pilgrim's Progress", first performed on radio, and featuring John Gielgud as Christian. See more »

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Alternate Names:

R. Vaughan Williams | Vaughan Williams

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He is mentioned in the film The Lady in the Van (2015), in which his real-life widow Ursula is one of the characters. See more »

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