Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Howells

Letter No.: 
Sept 1 [1946]

The White Gates,

Dear Herbert

I am so glad you like “Corvinus”1 We have decided to do it.2
Here is the Tomtit3 also my English B minor - it is full of mistakes - I could not get it published so we have decided to have some photographic copies made.
- We are only doing 4, 6, 8, 11, 20, & 24 this time.4


1.  Check reading.
2.  Howells was presumably to be one of the judges at the Leith Hill Musical Festival in 1947 - check And Choirs Singing.
3.  Bet Meeszenestje by Julius Röntgen, of which VW had made an English adaptation as ‘Tom Tit’s Nest’ - see VWL989. Röntgen, a relation of Bessy Trevelyan, had visited her at Dorking in 1930.
4.  See VWL2137; VW had arranged Bach Mass in B minor in an English translation.

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