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Vaughan Williams, Ralph
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(Oct 12, 1872, Down Ampney, Gloucestershire – Aug 26, 1958, London), British composer and director. Vaughan Williams taught composition at the Royal College of Music in London and Cambridge University. He had studied with Hubert Parry, Charles Wood, and Charles Villiers Stanford and briefly with Max Bruch and Maurice Ravel. He composed symphonies, choral music, hymns, and music for the stage, theater, film, and radio. He was influenced by English folksongs and Tudor (English Renaissance) polyphony. He was the musical editor of the influential English Hymnal (1906)…

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Ruff, Anthony William, “Vaughan Williams, Ralph”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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