Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Howells

Letter No.: 
Sat: [13th December 1941]

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

Dear Herbert

Next Tuesday Dec 16 Foss & another are kindly playing through to me [the] sketch for a symph1 to see if I like it enough to go on. Any chance that you cd be there as your crit: wd be much valued.
Place Trinity College Mandeville Place. Time 3.30 pm.


P.S.  I am not asking a crowd this time probably only you and Gerald.2

1. The Fifth Symphony, Catalogue of Works 1943/2.
2. See VWL1599. The 'other' pianist was Alan Richardson.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS 7832/376 m
General notes: 

The date is given in a transcript attached to the letter in the hand of UVW as 19th December 1941 – but the day is clearly an error since the Saturday before Tuesday 16th December was 13th December.

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