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‘Vaughan Williams’ Review: More Than Mere Pastoral Charm

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‘Vaughan Williams’ Review: More Than Mere Pastoral Charm

The composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, born 150 years ago on Oct. 12, is one of those rare artists who are more often loved than deeply known. A few of his pieces—the lush setting of “Greensleeves” and the “Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis,” for example—will be immediately recognizable to almost anybody who has been near an FM radio; his choral music is sung throughout the English-speaking world; and his symphonies hold an honorable, if not quite prominent, place in the classical repertory. Now Eric Saylor, a professor of music at Drake University, has published a valuable study of Vaughan Williams’s long life and multifarious work, one that will serve both the novice listener and the scholar.