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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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Knight of Cups Soundtrack
Ed Wood Soundtrack
Enigma Soundtrack


Hide Hide Show Show Music department (6 credits)
 2018 BBC Proms (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2017 Miyazaki Dreams of Flying (Video documentary short) (music)
 2013 New World Symphony Wallcast Tm Concert 4 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 1998 Let Beauty Awake (Video short)
 1952-1961 Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (TV Series) (composer - 51 episodes)
- Bunter Goes to Nice (1961) ... (composer: theme music "Sea Songs: Portsmouth" - uncredited)
- Bunter Goes to Naples (1961) ... (composer: theme music "Sea Songs: Portsmouth" - uncredited)
- Bunter Goes to Venice (1961) ... (composer: theme music "Sea Songs: Portsmouth" - uncredited)
- Bunter Goes to Cairo (1961) ... (composer: theme music "Sea Songs: Portsmouth" - uncredited)
- Stowaway Bunter (1961) ... (composer: theme music "Sea Songs: Portsmouth" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

1910 Symphony No. 1 (A Sea Symphony) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

R. Vaughan Williams | Vaughan Williams


Ursula Wood  (his death) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on his angry Symphony No. 4]: I don't know whether I like it, but it's what I meant.


His first name is pronounced "Rafe" See more »

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