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Roderick Williams

voc, *1965 GB, London
Singer / Composer of Classical

Roderick Williams (born 1965) is an English operatic baritone and composer.Williams was born in North London; his father is Welsh and his mother Jamaican. He studied on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music in London. During his time there he made his operatic debut as Tarquinius in Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia.On 13 September 2014 Williams was soloist at the Last Night of the Proms for the first time. In the course of the evening, he performed in the Richard Strauss cantata, Taillefer, sang his own arrangements of two songs, and was the soloist in "Rule Britannia".

  • Classical
  • Folk
  • World
  • Spoken Word
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Romanzen aus Die Schone Magelone, Op. 33: I. Keinen hat es noch gereut on Brahms: Romanzen Aus Die Schone Magelone, Vier Ernste Gesänge by Roderick Williams & Roger Vignoles
Sea Fever on Ireland: 5 Poems / We'Ll To the Woods No More / Sea Fever / Santa Chiara by John Ireland & Roderick Williams
Requiem Canticles: Libera me on Stravinsky: Duo Concertant by Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft
3 Songs of Robert Bridges, Op. 43: No. 2, I Praise the Tender Flower on Stanford: Songs of Faith, Love and Nonsense by Charles Villiers Stanford, Roderick Williams, James Way & Andrew West
A Sea Symphony: II. On the Beach at Night Alone (Largo sostenuto) on Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Hallé & Sir Mark Elder
Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911: No. 24, Der Leiermann on Schubert: Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911 by Franz Schubert, Roderick Williams & Iain Burnside
Mass of the Children: Sanctus and Benedictus on Rutter: Mass of the Children by John Rutter & The Cambridge Singers
A Sea Symphony: I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships (Moderato maestoso) on Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Hallé & Sir Mark Elder
Songs of Travel: Youth and Love on Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel / The House of Life by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Linden Lea on Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel / The House of Life by Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Title Artist Year Type
Sinfonía Antartica, Concerto For Two Pianos And Orchestra, Four Last SongsRalph Vaughan Williams - Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier, Roderick Williams, Mari Eriksmoen, Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester, Andrew Davis2017Album
Falstaff / Orchestral Songs / 'Grania And Diarmid' Incidental Music And Funeral MarchSir Edward Elgar, Andrew Davis, Roderick Williams2017Album
Songs Of Donald SwannDonald Swann, Felicity Lott, Kathryn Rudge, John Mark Ainsley, Roderick Williams, Christopher Glynn2017Album
Echoes Of Land & SeaBenjamin Britten, Gustav Holst, John Ireland, Roderick Williams, Maria Marchant2017Album
15 Romanzen Aus Die Schöne Magelone, Op. 33; 4 Ernste GesängeJohannes Brahms, Roderick Williams, Roger Vignoles2017Album
Songs For Voice And PianoJohn Pickard, Eve Daniell, Roderick Williams, Simon Lepper2017Album
Silver Nocturnes; The Woman by the Sea; Horn QuintetJohn McCabe, David Pyatt, Roderick Williams, The Sacconi Quartet2017Album
Choral Symphony; St Paul's Voyage To MelitaSir George Dyson, Elizabeth Watts, Caitlin Hulcup, Joshua Ellicott, Roderick Williams, The Bach Choir, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Hill2017Album
Celebrating English SongRoderick Williams, Susie Allan2017Album
Schubert Lieder: Der WandererFranz Schubert, Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside2016Album
On Christmas NightDaniel Hyde, Magdalen College Choir Oxford, Roderick Williams2016Album
Flowers Of The FieldRalph Vaughan Williams • Gerald Finzi • Ivor Gurney • George Butterworth - Roderick Williams • Jeremy Irons, City Of London Choir • London Mozart Players, Hilary Davan Wetton2014Album
Falling ManKenneth Fuchs, Roderick Williams, JoAnn Falletta, The London Symphony Orchestra2014Album
St John Passion BWV245Johann Sebastian Bach, Polyphony, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton, Ian Bostridge, Neal Davies, Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies, Nicholas Mulroy, Roderick Williams2013Album
RealisationsLuciano Berio, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler, Roderick Williams, Michael Collins, Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester, Edward Gardner2012Album
Orchestral Works: The Collector's EditionFrank Bridge – Sarah Connolly, Philip Langridge, Roderick Williams, Alban Gerhardt, Howard Shelley, The BBC National Chorus Of Wales, The BBC National Orchestra Of Wales, Richard Hickox2012Album
Songs And Proverbs Of William Blake - Tit For Tat - Folk-songsBenjamin Britten, Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside2012Album
Songs From A Shropshire Lad • Folk Songs From SussexGeorge Butterworth, Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside2010Album
Orchestral Songs And MiniaturesJohn Ireland / Roderick Williams / The BBC Concert Orchestra / John Wilson / Martin Yates2010Album
Vespers • RequiemThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers, Elin Manahan Thomas, Roderick Williams, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • Gabriel Fauré2008Album
Symphony No. 3 In C Minor / Symphony No. 1 'Oliver Cromwell'Edgar Leslie Bainton • Rutland Boughton, The BBC Concert Orchestra, Vernon Handley, Roderick Williams2007Album
Choral MusicEdward C. Bairstow, St. John's College Choir, Britten Sinfonia, Roderick Williams, Paul Provost, David Hill2007Album
Moonstruck - Songs Of F. G. ScottLisa Milne, Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside2007Compil.
Earth And Air And Rain • By Footpath And Stile • To A PoetGerald Finzi, Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside, The Sacconi Quartet2006Album
Willow-Wood / The Sons Of Light / Toward The Unknown Region / Five Variants Of Dives And LazarusRalph Vaughan Williams, Roderick Williams, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir And Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones2005Album
Songs Of Travel • The House Of Life • Four Poems By Fredegond ShoveRalph Vaughan Williams - Roderick Williams • Iain Burnside2005Album
I Said To Love / Let Us Garlands Bring / Before And After SummerGerald Finzi, Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside2005Album
Symphony No. 6 / Symphony No. 8 / NocturneRalph Vaughan Williams, Richard Hickox, The London Symphony Orchestra, Roderick Williams2003Album
Voices Volume 1: Blood-red CarnationsSarah Connolly, Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside2002Album
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