English Folk Song Suite
Ralph Vaughan Williams

149

Listen to this piece at composed.com now

A Britsh classic falls 60 places

Vaughan Williams was a proudly British composer. He adored his homeland, having been born in the idyllic Gloucestershire village of Downampney. Alongside his fondness for native landscapes, Vaughan Williams was also rather sentimental about Britain's musical history. The existence of military bands was something he recognised as being crucially important to the UK's cultural and community life. So, in 1923, he composed his English Folk Songs Suite for them.