Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Letter No.: 
Sunday [1935]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Gerald

At last I’ve found opportunity to go through the songs. “Clear & gentle stream” has the most lovely things in it - but I feel falls to pieces a bit in the middle. I think probably the most successful as a whole is the 3 part one - probably thats the one you don’t like! Also the “Flowers that fade” - But they’ve all got that real English-Bridges quality which I like so much.1
My love to Joyce.
Do come & see us when you can


1. Refers to the Bridges Partsongs, op.17, which were composed between 1934 and 1937.

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Finzi Box 10
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Date estimated from context. This headed paper was used until about 1935.

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