G R A C E   M A R Y

W I L L I A M S

 

 

Welsh classical composer (1906-1977)

 

A B O U T   T H I S   W E B S I T E

Grace Mary Williams was one of the first professional Welsh composers of the twentieth-century to attain significant national recognition, and is now recognized as one of the greatest female composers of the XXth Century.

Her large output encompasses two symphonies, several symphonic suites and symphonic poems, concertos for piano, violin, trumpet and oboe, as well as large-scale choral works, numerous vocal works and chamber and solo instrumental pieces.

 

On this website, you'll find an extensive biography of her, a detailed list of her compositions and a complete discography, as well as around forty recordings of her works freely available, a photo gallery, several handwritten manuscripts, and more...

 

N E W S

An archival recording of Grace Williams' only opera "The Parlour" (1961) is now available on the official YouTube channel.

 

Release of the CD "MY LAST DUCHESS" (LORELT LNT140) featuring the songs of Grace Williams:

Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone

Paula Fan, piano & harpsichord

Rachel Kay Green, harp

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Duchess-Songs-Grace-Williams/dp/B077HKSWR8

​"The Correspondence between Elizabeth Maconchy and Grace Williams, 1927-77" (420 pages), compiled and edited by Jenny Doctor and Sophie Fuller, is to be published by Routledge in April 2019.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Correspondence-between-Elizabeth-Maconchy-Williams/dp/140942412X

​See also the  YouTube channel entirely devoted to Grace Williams' music.

E V E N T S​

September 4-7, 2017​​

"The First International Conference on Women’s Work in Music"

Organised by the School of Music at Bangor University, Wales, to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Grace Williams.

More info at : http://www.sma.ac.uk/2017/01/cfp-the-first-international-conference-on-women%E2%80%99s-work-in-music/

December 1, 2017

Release of the CD "My Last Duchess: The Songs of Grace Williams"

LORELT LNT140
Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone
Paula Fan, piano & harpsichord
Rachel Kay Green, harp.

March 8, 2019

Release of the CD "Grace Williams: Chamber Music"

Naxos 8571380

Madeleine Mitchell, violin & director

London Chamber Ensemble

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Williams-Madeleine-Mitchell-Ensemble-Madelein/dp/B07MWXTTJL/

March 23 - March 27, 2020

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts a series of Afternoon Concerts featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and including works by Grace Williams.

All recordings are available on the Grace Williams YouTube channel.

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