Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Letter No.: 
VWL1826
Dec 22 [1943]

The White Gates
Dorking

Dear Gerald

“Dies” is lovely1 - we were all much moved last night - the nuisance was that it set me thinking of all my sins of omission. I still prefer the soprano - it gives a lightness of quality which the Tenor cannot have (I thought E. G.2  was very good all the same - though I thought he took No. 5 too quick).
My love to Joyce
Yrs

RVW


1. Finzi's Dies natalis.
2. Eric Greene, who often sang the Evangelist in VW's annual performances of the St Matthew Passion at Dorking.

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Shelfmark of copy: 
Finzi Box 10
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Year from postmark.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
431222