Vaughan Williams, Ralph

(12 October 1872, Down Ampney, Gloucester, England – 26 August 1958, London)
   Renowned composer and conductor, he composed an a cappella Mass in G minor (1920–1921), the oratorio Sancta Civitas ("The Holy City," 1923–1925, based on Revelations), and about 20 other motets, psalms, and other sacred songs both accompanied and unaccompanied. He is probably best known, however, through his many arrangements of traditional hymn tunes and carols first published in The Oxford Book of Carols (1928), Songs of Praise (1931), and The English {}HymnaI (1933), and for several outstanding hymn tunes of his own, including Down Ampney ("Come Down, O Love Divine"), {}Salva Festa Dies ("Hail Thee, Festival Day"), Sine Nomine ("For All the Saints," all three c.1905), and King’s Weston ("At the Name of Jesus," 1925).

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