The Wasps (includes Overture)
Ralph Vaughan Williams


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The third of 8 entries for Vaughan Williams in the Ultimate Hall of Fame. This is the lowest-placed piece in the Ultimate Hall of Fame that has appeared in every year of the chart since it began in 1996.

It was thanks to Cambridge University that Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote the music for a satirical production of the Aristophanes comedy The Wasps. He was invited to compose it by the fabulously named Cambridge Greek Play Committee.

The Jury by John Morgan (1861).