1872 - 1958
Vaughan Williams, After his father's death in 1875, he was taklen to live at his mother's family home - Leith Hill Place. He inherited the property in 1944 but left the house and the surrounding area to the National Trust. The house had been built in c1600 and bought by RVW's maternal grandfather, Josiah Wedgwood. The famous Leith Hill Festival took its name from the beauty spot nearby. 1901 census records him as a music teacher. Cheyne Walk 13 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London Vaughan Williams lived here from 1905 to 1929 where he composed works including 'Towards the Unknown Region, A Sea Symphony, On Wenlock Edge, The Wasps, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Five Mystical Songs, Hugh the Drover, A Pastoral Symphony, The Lark Ascending, A London Symphony, The Shepherds of the Delectable Mountains, Flos Campi, Violin Concerto and Sancta Civitas. The White Gates, Dorking, Surrey RVW lived here from 1929 until 1953 where he composed works including: Job, Concerto in C major for pianoforte and orchestra, the Magnificat, Serenade to Music, Symphony no 4 in F minor, 5 in D major and No 6 in E minor – Scott of the Antartic. Hanover Terrace No 10, Hanover Terrace, Regents Park, London RVW lived here for five years from 1953 until he died in 1958. Principal works written at this time include: Concerto in F minor for bass tuba and orchestra, Sonata in A minor for violin and pianoforte, Symphony No 8 in D minor, music for the film `The England of Elizabeth'; A Vision of Aeroplanes, Two Organ Preludes, Epithalamion, Variations for Brass Band, Flourish for Glorious John and Symphony No 9 in E minor.
|Born: Down Ampney, Gloucs., , England 12th Oct 1872 ||Baptised: |
|Died: Hnover Terrace, London, , , England 26th Aug 1958 ||Buried: Nave, Westminster Abbey, London, , , England 1958 |