Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Cedric Thorpe Davie

Letter No.: 
[12 June 1943]

The White Gates,

My Dear Cedric

I like to be remembered in this way – one is as nervous, or even more, about one’s pupils compositions as one’s own – I like No 2 the best but should like No. 3 the best – but I can’t quite stomach that opening which does not seem to me to fit the rest (that is of course your favourite bit).1
My love to Bruno & Anthony
When shall we meet?
Uncle Ralph

1. Possibly Three Scottish Folksongs for baritone solo and male voice choir, or Six Scottish Folk Songs for voice and piano (now lost).

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