Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Research and Information Guide presents the most extensive annotated bibliography of its subject yet produced. It offers comprehensive coverage of the English composer's prose works and accounts for over 1,000 secondary sources from all critical and scholarly eras. A single-numbering format and substantial indexes facilitate efficient searches of what is the most complete bibliography of Ralph Vaughan Williams since Neil Butterworth's guide to research was published by Garland in 1990.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Organization and Selection Criteria of this Book 3. Vaughan Williams’s Life and Music 4. Studies on Specific Original Works and Repertoires 5. Cultural and Historical Studies 6. Reception 7. Studies on Folk-Song and Hymnody 8. Studies on Professional Music Activities 9. Internet and Media Sources 10. Vaughan Williams’s Writings 11. Vaughan Williams’s Edited Music Volumes Appendix A: Vaughan Williams’s Family Tree Appendix B: List of Vaughan Williams’s Original Compositions Appendixes C and D: Lists of Vaughan Williams’s Hymn and Folk-Song Arrangements Appendix E: Published Scores Appendix F: Discography Index of Authors General Index
Ryan Ross is Assistant Professor of Music at Mississippi State University.
"The annotations for more than 1,400 entries effectively convey the value of each item, and Ross has limited his compilation largely to items that should be readily accessible to most academic researchers. Summing Up: Recommended"
- M. D. Jenkins, Wright State University in CHOICE