Five Mystical Songs

This is one of a series of posts about books used as source material for Art Song Central.

Song Cycle: Five Mystical Songs
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Publisher: Stainer & Bell Ltd.
Copyright: 1911

This volume is also available for download at the Internet Archive: Five Mystical Songs


  1. Easter
  2. I got me flowers
  3. Love bade me welcome
  4. The Call
  5. Antiphon


There are two versions of Antiphon, one for SATB chorus, and the alternative solo version, which is the only one included here. Easter and Love bade me welcome also have chorus in them, which is simply omitted when singing them as solo numbers, with one slight alteration in the solo line in the former.

The Call is a popular number for weddings and church services in the US.