Robert Louis Stevenson


Robert Louis Stevenson

1850 - 1894

Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses.

Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble for much of his life, but continued to write prolifically and travel widely, in defiance of his poor health. As a young man, he mixed in London literary circles, receiving encouragement from Andrew Lang, Edmund Gosse, Leslie Stephen and W. E. Henley, the last of whom may have provided the model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island. Stevenson spent several years in search of a location suited to his health, before finally settling in Samoa, where he died.

A celebrity in his lifetime, Stevenson attracted a more negative critical response for much of the 20th century, though his reputation has been largely restored. He is currently ranked as the 26th most translated author in the world.

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Song List

This list is likely to be of songs that have been performed at Oxford International Song Festivals and Oxford Song events, and may not be comprehensive of this composer's compositions. This database is ever growing as a work in progress, with further songs regularly being added.

Bright is the ring of words (1904) Ralph Vaughan Williams
Cloud and Sun (2021) Julian Philips
From a railway carriage Op. 54 no.3 Ian Venables
I have trod the upward and the downward slope (1904) Ralph Vaughan Williams
In dreams (1904) Ralph Vaughan Williams
Lark song (2021) Julian Philips
Let Beauty awake (1904) Ralph Vaughan Williams
Recitative (2021) Julian Philips
The infinite shining heavens (1904) Ralph Vaughan Williams
The roadside fire (1904) Ralph Vaughan Williams
The vagabond (1904) Ralph Vaughan Williams
Walking song (2021) Julian Philips
Whither must I wander? (1904) Ralph Vaughan Williams
Youth and love (1904) Ralph Vaughan Williams

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