Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gustav Holst

Letter No.: 
[December 1933]

The White Gates

Dear Gustav

I was so glad of your letter - it is largely good news - but 6 weeks!  I must certainly come and see you, if it is allowed.
The “nice” tunes in the Finale1 have already been replaced by better ones (at all events they are real ones).  What I mean is that I knew the others were made-up stuff and these are not.
So there we are!
Now I must tell you of a dream I had the other night - I was giving Imogen2 a lesson & she showed me a Passacaglia on a theme on which you also had written a Passacaglia....



1. i.e. of the Fourth Symphony.
2. Imogen Holst

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/8, ff.19-20
General notes: 

Printed as Letter XL in Heirs and Rebels without final paragraph. The original appears to be incomplete [last page missing?].

Heirs and Rebels, Letter XL
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