Bright is the Ring of Words

Song TitleBright is the Ring of Words (Search)
Composer(s):Ralph Vaughan Williams
Author(s):Robert Louis Stevenson
Keyword(s) & Features: Acceptance; Bright; Fields; Lovers; Maids; Memories; Moving On; Red; Remembering; Singers; Singing; Songs; Sunset; Traveling; Wings; Words
First LineBright is the ring of words when the right man rings them (Search)
Year of composition 1904 (Search)
Link to English Text Onlinehttp://www.lieder.net/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=15276
Larger WorkSongs of Travel (Search)
Author's associated movements or -isms or GroupsNeo-Romanticism; Modernism (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Score Source http://conquest.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/3/3d/IMSLP96383-PMLP183796-Vaughan_Williams_-_Songs_of_Travel.pdf
Audio Source https://open.spotify.com/track/5jvltWOJl8qSedvjOcd2gy
Catalog DesignationSongs of Travel, no. 8 (Search)
Range: Ab3 - Db5 (Search)
Original KeyC Major (Search)
Premiered ByWalter Creighton, baritone and Hamilton Harty, piano (Search)
Trivial or Important references and connectionsNumbers 1-8 were premiered in December 1904. The ninth song was rediscovered in Vaughan Williams' papers after his death. The complete cycle was not performed until 1960. (Search)
Recommended Printed Sourcehttps://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/songs-of-travel-sheet-music/19978132 (Search)
Orchestra and voice?Yes (Search)
Other (musical allusions, accompaniment figures)Song cycle (Search)
ContributorJEM (Search)
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