Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Diana Awdry

Letter No.: 
VWL1310
[23rd September 1934]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Diana

It was horrid for me not to be in Gloucester - I am well now & we go to London tomorrow!
I wonder how you will like your temporary house.
Now as regards Fest: music
- Certainly “Song of Lumbermen”1  for Div 2 - we almost did it.

- The Debussy is really hard

- You will know if your people can manage it - As an alternative what about Wood “Follow follow” (our Touring 4tet)2  - not hard but wants very neat singing.

We are doing Holst Festival Te Deum (not Chime)  as well as Acis.
Pray for me on Thursday & waft me your love about 8.30.
Yrs

Uncle Ralph


1. No.2 of Two Part-Songs (1917), H.138, by Gustav Holst
2. Part-song by Charles Wood.
3.  i.e. Short Festival Te Deum, H.145, of 1919 as opposed to "A Festival Chime", no.3 of Three Festival Choruses of 1916, H.134.

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MS Mus. 1752/2/1/2, ff. 35-36
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340923