Vaughan Williams Studies

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 12, 1996 - Music - 241 pages
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Despite Vaughan Williams' seminal importance in British music, international stature as a symphonist, and wider significance as an icon of Englishness, very little new research on his life or music has been published since the mid-1960s. The ten essays presented here examine diverse subjects such as the place of Vaughan Williams in the construction of English national identity in this century, the role of rhythm in his symphonies, music for propaganda films, and his unpublished early orchestral pieces; major works such as the Tallis Fantasia and the Fifth Symphony are analyzed in depth.
 

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Contents

national character and
1
the earliest orchestral music of Ralph Vaughan Williams 23
23
Vaughan Williams Tallis and the Phantasy principle 47
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a view from
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biblical texts in the works of Ralph
99
a case of idealization? 118
118
VaughanWilliamsandBritishwartimecinema 139l
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a preliminary investigation 166
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models and mutations 187
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The place of the Eighth among Vaughan Williamss symphonies 213
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Index of Vaughan Williamss works cired 234
234
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