Useful links

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.

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.

Ralph Vaughan Williams Society  is an active membership society dedicated to learning about the life and music of RVW. Their website has many useful resources including a discography.

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 1502022 marks the 150th anniversary of the composer and VWCT is coordinating the efforts of the key organisations promoting his legacy during the anniversary year.

Vaughan Williams’s Publishers

To hire or buy scores and performing materials, and for questions of copyright please contact the following:



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