Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Letter No.: 
VWL1735
[4th December 1942 ]

Dear Gerald

I am thoroughly ashamed of myself. I was waiting to thank you for the music till I had been able to go through it again.1 - But I haven’t had time (Gustav used to say that really busy people never say they haven’t time, so I can’t be really busy).
- The truth is that I am ‘with Film’ (as E. N.2 wd say) once more - the gestation period of a film composer seems more like a cat than a human.
Yrs
RVW


1. Presumably Let us garlands bring, which Finzi wrote for VW for his 70th birthday; see VWL1701.
2. Ernest Newman, the music critic.

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Shelfmark of copy: 
Finzi Box 10
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Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 405
Original database number: 
421204