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Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote pastoral music during profoundly turbulent times.

Celebrating the 150th birthday of British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams

Today marks the 150th birthday of one of England’s most revered composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams, who is also widely beloved beyond Britain. A folksong expert who logged long trips collecting traditional tunes all over the British Isles, Vaughan Williams famously produced gently modal folksong fantasies evoking England’s “green and pleasant land.”

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