Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Letter No.: 
Nov 2d [?1941]


Dear Gerald

There is a trio (SSA) (a capella) in Jesu Priceless Treasure but (a) I doubt if it wd go without its context (b) I doubt if it is published separately
Then I have heard the “Quia respexit Et misericordia” (see OUP catalogue) from the Magnificat sung by S.A.  But it may be an arrangement.
If they do not object to Latin words, we used to do Christe Eleison & Et in Unum from the Mass in chorus for the Dorking Fest & they sounded fine.
Then if you don't mind arrangements there are several by Whittaker - I am writing this before breakfast & cannot get at my catalogues - so will add to this later V.S
On 2d thoughts I enclose S. & B  & OUP catalogues1 - let me have them back when finished with.
By the way do consider those beautiful settings of Bridges by Holst for female voices & strings (Novello)2
My love to Joyce


1. Stainer & Bell, and Oxford University Press,
2. Finzi had clearly asked about Bach and other settings for female voices.

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Finzi Box 10
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The year is an estimate; written on wartime paper.

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