Ralph Vaughan Williams
Based on John Bunyan's allegory
Also known as the Tallis Fantasia
(1951) Williams was hired by the BBC in 1942 to compose incidental music for a radio play version of this John Bunyan allegory. Williams wrote the libretto, and tried to universalize the central message of sprituality by changing the protagonist's name from Bunyan's choice, "Christian", to the more diplomatic "Pilgrim".
(premiered 1937) Williams' most popular opera. Based on John Millington Synge's play.
Song cycle for voice and orchestra, 1904
Song cycle for tenor with piano and string quartet, 1909
For orchestra with soprano soloist and women's chorus, 1952
For soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra
1872-1958; composer of symphonies, operas, vocal and chamber music
Eight song cycle with texts by Alfred Hausman
Cycle with texts by George Herbert
Song cycle to texts by Robert Louis Stevenson
For violin and orchestra, 1914
Libretto by Harold Child; 1909-1910
Appearance of 'Fantasy on Greensleaves'
Song cycle for high voice and oboe, 1957
For 16 solo voices and orchestra; a setting of Shakespeare, 1938