Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Letter No.: 
VWL1379
Jan 27 [1940]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Gerald

Your tune is beautiful1 and Elsie2 sang it divinely - I wish I cd have seen you both after the show - but I had to rush off. I thought the orch v. good - & I believe the music suits the small orch: better than a big one - because it sounds more individual.
I am glad the Times (Howes?) saw the point.3
My love to Joyce
Yrs

RVW


1. Dies Natalis.
2. Elsie Suddaby.
3. Frank Howes was music critic of The Times newspaper, and had presumably written a review.

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
Finzi Box 10
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Year from postmark.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
400127