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- noun English composer influenced by folk tunes and music of the Tudor period (1872-1958)
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Vaughan Williams composed the score for the film, and went on to recycle much of it in his seventh symphony, the Sinfonia Antarctica.
After all, his music is the least "English-sounding" of that extraordinary group of British composers Elgar, Bridge, Vaughan Williams, Holst, John Ireland, et al who blossomed in the early years of the 20th century.
Like so much of Vaughan Williams's music, the Fifth Symphony, which was composed during World War II, is deeply spiritual in tone, and it's no surprise to learn that it was based on themes from his operatic version of "The Pilgrim's Progress."
Music comes courtesy of the likes of the London Contemporary Orchestra performing Vaughan Williams's Fantasia and Berlin-based electronic label Inversions.
Here's the surprise: Vaughan Williams was a lifelong agnostic.
The case of Vaughan Williams, on the other hand, is both more complex and more interesting.
Until then, he points to the lyrical music of William Walton, Gustav Holst or Vaughan Williams.
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This is not to say Radio 4 listeners prefer Vaughan Williams to Beethoven or Elgar to Mozart.
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Bellowhead are a band immersed in English folk, but influenced by everything from Vaughan Williams to Hammer Horror.
Vaughan Williams took care to print these words in the original Greek so as not to scandalize the pious.
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