Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Owen Mase (BBC)

Letter No.: 
VWL1320
Oct 18 [1934]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Mr Mase1

I am sorry I cannot spare my symphony2 at the moment. But I gather from your letter that a list of the instruments will do as well.  It is as follows
3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo) 2 oboes.  Cor anglais (doubling 3rd Oboe), 2 clarinets, Bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrafagotto
4 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani (3) – (1 player)
Percussion 4tet, S. Drum, B. Drum, Cymbals (2 players)
Strings

N.B. NO HARP

Yrs sincerely

R Vaughan Williams


1. Owen Mase had joined the BBC in 1927; see also VWL897.
2. Symphony (No. 4) in F Minor (Catalogue of Works 1934/13).

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
File 910, VW composer
General notes: 

Year from context.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
341018