Well, perhaps not the greatest, but Ralph Vaughan Williams is certainly among the greats. There is no other way of describing what is compiled on this cd other than it's title, The Ultimate Collection. Whether you are an intense classical music lover, or you just like the atmosphere created by the disonance and perfect cadences, this cd is a must-have in your collection. These familar and perhaps not so familiar works suit any mood you may be in. Or perhaps you need some inspiration? This collection of Vaughan Williams' works may not be the best classical collection in comparison to those of other composers' works, but in it's own right, however, the emotion and finesse that carry through Vaughan William's works make this collection his ultimate collection, and most definately deserves 5 stars in it's own right. A must-have for your personal cd archive.