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.

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.

The Hampsong Foundation – An exploration of RVW’s vocal music

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’s birth and VWCT is coordinating the efforts of the key organisations promoting his legacy during the anniversary year.