Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Norman Peterkin (OUP)

Letter No.: 
VWL1908
March 28 [1944]

The White Gates
Dorking

Dear Peterkin

I am afraid I did nothing about Aberystwith - If I thought about it at all I imagined it by now out of copyright - Surely the composer has been dead more than 50 years? 1
Yours sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams


1.  Peterkin had written on 21 March asking if VW had sought permission to make use of the tune Aberystwyth as the basis for the third movement of Household Music, Catalogue of Works 1940/4. It was in fact still in copyright, since the composer, Joseph Parry, had only died in 1903.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
File 2036
General notes: 

Year from accompanying papers in file. In the hand of AVW, signed by VW.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
440328