Latest Ralph Vaughan Williams Stories

2011-04-29 12:30:00

NEW YORK and LONDON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in history, the Royal Wedding ceremony was recorded this morning and will be immediately released digitally today.

2008-10-12 12:00:14

By Edward Reichel Deseret News Conductor Brady Allred has a lot of confidence in his Salt Lake Choral Artists. There is no other way to explain it after one has had a chance to glance at the new season. "I'm trying to stretch the choir and the audience," he told the Deseret News.

2008-09-05 00:00:16

I'm A great fan of Gloucestershire composer Ralph Vaughan Williams' music and I am enjoying the celebrations of his music at the Proms at present, in tribute to the 50th anniversary of his death. There is something special about English composers which sends a tingle down the spine.

2008-08-28 00:00:26

By Robert Hanks The Week In Radio On Monday, the Today programme tackled the question of Britishness, with reference to the London portion of the Olympics closing ceremony, in which the nation was represented by a double- decker, dancers waving umbrellas and "Greensleeves" set to a disco beat.

2008-08-28 00:00:26

By EDWARD SECKERSON PROM 54: BBC SO / DAVIS Royal Albert Hall LONDON **** Fifty years to the day since the death of Ralph Vaughan Williams, it was only fitting that this Prom should be for him alone.

2008-08-08 15:00:38

By CRAIG SMITH Craig Smith I The New Mexican Ralph Vaughan Williams is widely regarded as the king of the English pastoralists.

2008-07-05 00:00:15

There are a dazzling number of musical performances taking place over the next couple of weeks for Cheltenham Music Festival. It is being dramatically opened tonight by BBC Philharmonic at Cheltenham Town Hall and the orchestra returns tomorrow with pianist Aleksandar Madzar for a double bill.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.