The following links will help you to explore the compositions and life of Ralph Vaughan Williams:
The Letters of RVW – transcripts of 5,088 items of correspondence, fully indexed, can be read online in an ongoing collection, supported by the Trust.
RVW’s Publishers – worldwide contact details. Each publisher oversees, for their own titles, the distribution and sale of sheet music and study scores; hire of materials for performance, and licencing of music for recording, copying, stage performance or synchronisation. The UK publishers for each of Vaughan Williams’s works are detailed in our catalogue.
British Library houses an extensive collection of manuscripts, letters and articles about RVW.
Leith Hill Place in Surrey was the childhood home of RVW who gave it to the National Trust in 1944. Open to the public for part of the year.
The Lark Ascending – Daily Telegraph music critic, Ivan Hewett, delves into the enduring popularity of the work which celebrates the centenary of its premiere in 2020.
RVW Trust – our sister charity – founded by the composer to assist his composing colleagues – and today one of the most significant sources of funding for contemporary and recent music in the UK.
150th Anniversary Celebrations
RVW 150 – 2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth and VWCT is coordinating the efforts of the key organisations promoting his legacy during the anniversary year.