Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Cecil Armstrong Gibbs

Letter No.: 
October 15 [1938]

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

Dear Armstrong

M.S. safely received.1
The “reduced” version wd not affect the chorus parts (except that I shd not insist on as many as 100 children & 200 others) - But the orchestra will, I hope, be reduced to a minimum of double w.w. 2 tpts 2 hns 3 tr timp perc & pfte for harp with any additions “to taste”.
I was much touched by your offer to copy - but I would not dream of it - you've got your symph to get on with.2 I think I've found a copyist.

1. This work has not been identified.
2. Gibbs' choral symphony Odyesseus.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
GB 1111 GBS

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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/5, ff. 112-113
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Year added in pencil in a later hand.

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