Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Guthrie Foote (OUP)

Letter No.: 
VWL2075
August 14 [1950]

Dear Foote

I have corrected these - Isn’t it rather dangerous to send Grace Williams’ M.S. direct to the engraver without my seeing it?  I am now scoring it and in the course [of] making several alterations!1
Yrs

R. Vaughan Williams

P.S. I have just cut out a bar 1st movement 5 bars before the end (♪♪♩♩) please tell engraver.

By the way there …2


1. This letter, though in Oxford University Press's file 119J, refers to the cantata Sons of Light, Catalogue of Works 1950/3, of which Grace Williams apparently made a fair copy of the vocal score. See VWL2081.
2. Remainder not present, or possibly it was not completed.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
File 119J
Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
500814