Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Letter No.: 
Sat. [25th February 1941]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Gerald

Forgive wartime paper.
I have looked everywhere & have not got the Double Concerto1 parts - but surely Goodwin & Tabb have got it (or are they Bombed?) (have you heard that good new word “Bombée”)?
Failing that try
(3)Boyd Neel

As regards a new conductor what about G Shaw?4 But lets hope you won't have to leave


1. The Concerto for two violins and strings BWV 1043, by J.S.Bach.
2. Royal College of Music.
3. Reginald Jaques
4. Geoffrey Shaw. Presumably a new conductor was being considered for the Newbury String Players, which Finzi had formed the previous year.

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
Finzi Box 10
General notes: 

Date given in a note in David McVicar's hand. Letter written on back of crossed-out letter of 31 December 1940 from Hubert Foss at Oxford University Press apologising for a delay in replying to VW’s letter about internees.

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