The Interlochen Collection: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Oct 2, 2020

Students in the 1987 World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Credit Interlochen Center for the Arts

This episode is devoted to the music of English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Hear decades of student performances from Interlochen Arts Academy and Camp, featuring incidental music, choral music, folk song transcriptions and a very famous fantasia by Vaughan Williams.


Episode details

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Overture to "The Wasps"; Jahja Ling/World Youth Symphony Orchestra (1987)

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sine nomine (For all the saints); Kenneth Jewell/High School Choir (1963)

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Folk Song Suite (excerpt); Byron Hanson/Interlochen Arts Academy Band (1971-72 Academy year)

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis; David Holland/Interlochen Arts Academy String Orchestra (1989-90 Academy year)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. Lynne Aspnes), Serenade to Music; Hugh Ferguson Floyd/Interlochen Harp Ensemble/High School Concert Choir/feat. Jonathan Swartz (2000)

The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks in part to the Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Classical Music Preservation Grant, generous support from our listeners and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.

Thanks to Michael Culler for audio engineering assistance.

Christine Kyprianides provided research support.