Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Letter No.: 
VWL1521
February 16th [1941]

The White Gates,
Dorking.

Dear Adrian

I hear that my tune is going to be done early in April -  Please I want Roy Henderson to sing the solo – This is urgent.1
I understand that the BBC are copying the parts.  Could you ask the librarian to send them [to] me with the full score to check when they are finished?  Of course only one copy of each string part.
I had hoped to have had the pleasure of sending you a copy before now, but I haven’t had one myself yet-
Love from us both to Ann2
Yrs

RVW


1. England, My England (Catalogue of Works 1941/1). Because of the Alan Bush controversy (see VWL1526) the song was not given its first performance until 16th November with  Dennis Noble as the baritone soloist.
2. Ann Boult.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
File 910, VW composer
General notes: 

Year taken from context.
In the hand of AVW signed by VW.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
410216