Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Norman Peterkin (OUP)

Letter No.: 
Oct. 21 [1945]

The White Gates,

Dear Peterkin

            B Minor Mass

I feel ashamed to bother you about this again - but I have found an earlier Peters pfte arrangement of the Mass by Hugo Ulrich - which with a little emendation will do. According to Grove Ulrich died in 1872 - can I use this version safely?1

R. Vaughan Williams

1.  VW had prepared, with the assistance of Robert Müller-Hartmann, a version of the Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei from the B minor Mass by J.S. Bach (BWV 232) adapted to the English liturgy (see Catalogue of Works p.288). Hugo Ulrich was a largely unsuccessful composer who was, according to George Grove, a first-rate arranger of orchestral music for the piano (see G5).


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