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|Named Person:||Ralph Vaughan Williams; Ralph Vaughan Williams|
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|Description:||167 p. ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||The magic casements --
Real music --
A search for a style --
Mature mysticism --
'Ultimately national' --
The importance of war --
To be a pilgrim --
"This biography charts the course of Vaughan Williams's life and career. Simon Heffer traces his privileged upbringing, his years of painstaking studies with Hubert Parry, Max Bruch, and Maurice Ravel, his promotion of folk-song and editorship of the English Hymnal, his close association with Holst and George Butterworth, and his emergence as the leader of English musical life."--BOOK JACKET.