From GSLIS Sandbox 4
Pathfinder for Ralph Vaughan Williams
The following pathfinder was created for music students and researchers looking for information on the life and works of the British 20th Century composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). It includes general reference sources, biographical sources, writings by the composer himself, catalogs of works, studies and essays on the composer and his work, internet resources, and several audio/visual resources.
Introductory Reference Resources:
Kennedy, M. (2006). The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd ed., rev. Oxford University Press. ML100 .K35 2006
Sadie, S. and John Tyrrell, eds. (2001). The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed., vol. 26, pp. 345-362. Groves Dictionaries, Inc. ML100 .N48
Slonimsky, N. and Laura Kuhn, eds. (2001). Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. Gale Group. ML105 .B16 2001
Slonimsky, N. (1994). Music Since 1900. Schirmer Books. ML197.S56 M87 1994
Ralph Vaughan Williams Broader Terms: Music --England --History and criticism. Music --England --19th century --History and criticism. Music --England --20th century --History and criticism.
Related Terms: Composers --England. Composers --England --Correspondence. Nationalism in music
Narrower Terms: Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958 Vaughan Williams, R. Ralph, 1872-1958. Works. Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958. Symphonies. Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.
Information on Composers
Dewey Decimal: 780
Library of Congress: ML 385-429 ML 430-458 MT 90-146
Day, J. (1998). Vaughan Williams, 3rd ed. Oxford [England]; New York: Oxford University Press. ML410.V28 D39 1998
Dickinson, A. E. F. (1963). Vaughan Williams. London: Faber and Faber. ML410.V3 D5 1963
Foss, H. J. (1950). Ralph Vaughan Williams; a study. New York: Oxford University Press. ML410.V3 F6 1950
Hurd, M. (1970). Vaughan Williams. New York: T. Y. Crowell Co. ML410.V3 H9 1970b
Moore, J. N. (1992). Vaughan Williams; a life in photographs. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press. ML88.V39 M66 1992
Vaughan Williams, U. (1964). R.V.W.; a biography of Ralph Vaughan Williams. London; New York: Oxford University Press. ML410.V3 V4 1964
Writings by Vaughan Williams:
Holst, G. and Ralph Vaughan Williams; Ursula Vaughan Williams, ed. (1959). Heirs and Rebels; letters written to each other and occasional writings on music, by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst. London; New York: Oxford University Press. 780.92 V371B1
Vaughan Williams, R. (1987). National music and other essays. Oxford [Oxfordshire]; New York : Oxford University Press. ML60 .V288 1987
Catalogs of Musical Works:
Kennedy, M. (1996). A catalogue of the works of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Oxford [England]; New York: Oxford University Press. ML134.V28 K46 1996
Kennedy, M. (1980). The works of Ralph Vaughan Williams. London; New York: Oxford University Press. ML410.V3 K4 1980
Collections of Studies and Essays:
Butterworth, N. (1989). Ralph Vaughan Williams; a guide to research. New York: Garland. ML134.V28 B87 1989
Frogley, A., ed. (1996). Vaughan Williams studies. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press. ML410.V28 V28 1996
Mellers, W. H. (1989). Vaughan Williams and the vision of Albion. London: Barrie & Jenkins. ML410.V28 M45 1989
Pakenham, S. (1957). Ralph Vaughan Williams; a discovery of his music. London: Macmillan; New York: St. Martin’s Press. ML410.V3 P33 1957
Schwartz, E. (1964). The symphonies of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. MT130.V27 S4 1964
Audio Interview with Ralph Vaughan Williams concerning editing the English Hymnal. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/audiointerviews/profilepages/vaughanwilliamsr1.shtml
The Ralph Vaughan Williams Society. http://www.rvwsociety.com/
Vaughan Williams at the Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0891002/
Vaughan Williams on Music. http://vaughanwilliamsonmusic.com/default.aspx
Vaughan Williams, Ralph. Choral Works. Various soloists, choirs, orchestras and conductors. Hyperion, 2008. CD.
Vaughan Williams, Ralph. The complete symphonies. Various orchestras and conductors. EMI Classics, 2000. CD.
Vaughan Williams, Ralph. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, In the Fen Country, Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 in E Minor, The Wasps Overture, Variations for Orchestra, Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus. Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Cond. Sir Neville Marriner. Phillips, 1995. CD.
Vaughan Williams, Ralph. Film Music of Vaughan Williams, Vol. 1. BBC Philharmonic. Cond. Rumon Gamba. Chandos, 2002. CD.
Vaughan Williams, Ralph. Vaughan Williams conducts Vaughan Williams. BBC Symphony Orchestra. Cond. Ralph Vaughan Williams. Halle Orchestra. Cond. Sir John Barbirolli. Dutton, 2002. CD.
“O Thou Transcendent”; The life of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Dir. Tony Palmer. Isolde Films, 2007. DVD.
Scott of the Antarctic. Dir. Charles Frend. 1948. 905 Entertainment, 2006. DVD.