10 Oct 2018 19:30 - 21:30
Battle Memorial Hall
This event is not ticketed
John Francis of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society presents the life, people and places influencing the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams who died 60 years ago in 1958.
Some of John’s presentation slides will be set to music so you will gain an appreciation and understanding of Ralph Vaughan Williams' work. Some of his music will be available to buy on CD.
Ralph Vaughan Williams is a well-known composer of the utmost importance for English music. During a long and productive life, music flowed from his creative pen in profusion. Hardly a musical genre was untouched or failed to be enriched by his work, which included nine symphonies, concertos for piano, violin, oboe and tuba, five operas, chamber, ballet and film music, a large body of songs and song cycles, and various important unaccompanied and orchestral choral works.
His orchestral works include such popular favourites as The Lark Ascending, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus, The Wasps Overture and the English Folk Song Suite, the first two listed consistently appearing in the top five of Classic FM’s Hall of Fame. (Source: Ralph Vaughan Williams Society)