Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult (BBC)

Letter No.: 
VWL1471
Nov 15 [1940]

Dorking

Dear Adrian

I am so sorry I can’t see my way to spend a night away from home in these circumstances - I know the songs will be all right in your hands - I shd have liked to have checked the orchestration - But (if you are conducting as I hope) I give you carte blanche to alter the scoring where it does not come off - especially when it is too loud or too soft for the chorus.1
Yrs

RVW


1. Six Choral Songs - To be Sung in Time of War (Catalogue of Works 1940/1)to be broadcast on 20th December 1940. The conductor was in fact Leslie Woodgate.

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File 910, VW composer
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Letter
Original database number: 
401115