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In Every Corner Sing – Celebrating Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Contribution to Church Music

We are delighted to be working in partnership with The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, and the publishers of the Revised English Hymnal in a special initiative in this, Vaughan Williams’ 150th Anniversary Year.

Join us in song this October (8 – 15 October) to celebrate the distinguished contribution Vaughan Williams made to the heritage of church music. As the music editor of The English Hymnal (1906), Vaughan Williams changed the landscape of hymn singing across the country. His arrangements of English folk tunes have now become part of the fabric of our hymnody.

This year sees the publication of the long awaited Revised English Hymnal and this has provided the basis for a free resource pack we have put together of hymns composed, arranged and harmonised by RVW, as well as his setting of Psalm 139. We have also provided a list of Vaughan Williams’ anthems that can be ordered from our web-shop here.

For further resource suggestions, see Sunday by Sunday Issue 101. The June edition of Church Music Quarterly also has a very interesting article by Jeremy Summerly about Vaughan Williams and The English Hymnal.