Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Edwin Evans

Letter No.: 
VWL1154
[Late March 1931]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Evans

Many thanks for both your letters - please forgive delay in answering
(1)  Your letter of March 9th
I think I had better get the “boiling down” done & risk it - otherwise it might be too late - I think I shall ask Constant Lambert to do it if he is willing - he knows the conditions so well - I will of course keep your confidence over all this.1
(2) Your letter of March 10th
I will try & find another programme note of  “Job” but I fear I sent you my last one
I find that I never, owing to being both lazy & busy, joined the “Camargo” as I meant to.  Do you think it wd be indecent for me to join now just as you propose producing a work of mine - if you think not I shd be glad to do so.2
Yrs sincerely

R Vaughan Williams


1. Work on the score of Job, Catalogue of Works 1930/5, to reduce the orchestration for the stage production. See VWL880. Constant Lambert conducted the Camargo Society’s performance on 5 July 1931.
2. Edwin Evans, the critic, had founded the Camargo Society. VW did join - see VWL1155.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add MS 59814, f. 31

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/7, ff.144-145
General notes: 

Date ascribed by the British Library.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
3103xxb