Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Maconchy

Letter No.: 
VWL1702
Oct 13 [1942]

The White Gates,
Dorking.

Dearest Betty

Thank you for writing me a piece – I thought the joke came off very well1
All my love

Uncle Ralph


1.  The letter refers to Maconchy’s Variations on a Well-known Theme, written in 1942 for VW’s 70th birthday celebration concert, organised by the BBC.  The well-known theme was ‘For he’s a jolly good fellow’.

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Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
421013a