Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1925)
Published in 14 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Through his composing, conducting, collecting, editing, and teaching, Ralph Vaughan Williams (b. Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England, October 12, 1872; d. Westminster, London, England, August 26, 1958) became the chief figure in the realm of English music and church music in the first half of the twentieth century. His education included instruction at the Royal College of Music in London and Trinity College, Cambridge, as well as additional studies in Berlin and Paris. During World War I he served in the army medical corps in France. Vaughan Williams taught music at the Royal College of Music (1920-1940), conducted the Bach Choir in London (1920-1927), and directed the Leith Hill Music Festival in Dorking (1905-1953). A major influence i… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: MAGDA
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1925)
Incipit: 51653 12345 3
Key: C Major
Copyright: From Enlarged Songs of Praise; used by permission of Oxford University Press



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • 200 New Last Verses
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 113

Organ Solo

  • I Sing the Almighty Power of God Vol III: Organ Voluntaries on the Hymn Tunes of Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Composer/Editors Robert Lind; Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Published By: Oxford University Press (2008) pp. 17


Small Church Music #1924
  • PDF Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Ancient and Modern #447

Ancient and Modern #478

TextPage Scan

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #610

Common Praise (1998) #472


Common Praise #304

Common Praise #438


Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #610

Rejoice in the Lord #373


Small Church Music #1924

The New English Hymnal #321

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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