Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Reginald Thatcher (BBC)

Letter No.: 
VWL1439
Sept 24 [1940]

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

Dear Thatcher

I shd much like the B.B.C to do my tunes - but
(1) I am not yet definitely released by the Proms
(2) I offered the 2nd performance to the Bach Choir - therefore I think they must be asked
I will let you know as soon as possible  They ought to be done by a fairly large choir -   not in the refined style of the BBC singers
Yrs sincerely

R Vaughan Williams


1. See VWL1434. The performance planned for 10th September of Six Choral Songs - to be Sung in Time of War (Catalogue of Works 1940/1)  had been cancelled because of air raids and Thatcher had offered to broadcast the work instead.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
File 910, VW composer
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Year taken from context.

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Letter
Original database number: 
400924