Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Norman Peterkin

Letter No.: 
VWL1804
17.9.43.

The White Gates,
Dorking.

Dear Peterkin,

I don’t quite like the idea of Greensleeves on the organ, but I don’t want to stand in your way if you think it is a good plan.1
Don’t you think that we ought to have a third copy of the symphony made as soon as possible?2
Yours sincerely,

R. Vaughan Williams.


1. Peterkin had proposed such an arrangement, to be made by ‘someone like Harvey Grace’ if VW did not wish to bother with it.  He responded that he too had doubts and asked VW if his worries were because it would not arrange well for the organ or because the piece might not be suitable for church use. See also VWL1819.
2. i.e. of the Fifth Symphony.

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Typewritten, signed.

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Letter
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430917b