Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Miss E. Price

Letter No.: 
VWL1518
Feb 27 [1939]

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

Dear Madam

The tempo of “Here on my throne” should be about [crotchet] = 72 or a little slower.
Please do not use this opinion as an authority if the judge disagrees with your rendering - These things are a matter of opinion.1
Yours sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams


1.  Miss Price had written to VW to ask about the correct tempo of this excerpt from Hugh the Drover, which she was to sing as a competition piece in the 1939 Cheltenham Festival. She won the competition.

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/12, f. 106
Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
390227