Vaughan Williams Studies
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of English national identity in this century, the role of rhythm in his symphonies, music for propaganda films, and his unpublished early orchestral pieces; major works such as the Tallis Fantasia and the Fifth Symphony are analyzed in depth.
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national character and
the earliest orchestral music of Ralph Vaughan Williams 23
Vaughan Williams Tallis and the Phantasy principle 47
a view from
biblical texts in the works of Ralph
a case of idealization? 118
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