The House of Life (Vaughan Williams, Ralph)

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Publisher. Info. London: Edwin Ashdown Ltd., n.d.[1903]. Plate n.p.
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Publisher. Info. Great Yarmouth: Willcocks and Co., 1903. Plate 35999.
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General Information

Work Title The House of Life
Alternative. Title A Cycle of six Sonnets
Composer Vaughan Williams, Ralph
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRV 25
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 songs:
  1. Love-Sight. Andante con moto ma non troppo (A major)
  2. Silent Noon. Largo sostenuto (E major)
  3. Love's Minstrels. Lento (D major)
  4. Heart's Haven. Lento ma con moto (E major)
  5. Death in Love. ALlegro maestoso (C major)
  6. Love's Last Gift. Andante con moto (F major)
First Publication. 1903
Librettist Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 27 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano
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