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 Online
Larger WorkSongs of Travel (Search)
Author's associated movements or -isms or GroupsNeo-Romanticism; Modernism (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
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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)
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Orchestra and voice?Yes (Search)
Other (musical allusions, accompaniment figures)Song cycle (Search)
ContributorJEM (Search)
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