Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Born: 12th October 1872

Died: 26th August 1958

Birthplace: Gloucestershire, England

Ralph Vaughan Williams OM was an English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music, and film scores. He was also a collector of English folk music and song; this collecting activity influenced both his editorial approach to the English Hymnal, in which he included many folk song arrangements as hymn tunes, and several of his own original compositions.