Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to George Parker

Letter No.: 
VWL2183
July 24 [1947?]

The White Gates,
Dorking.

Dear Parker

With regard to my ‘House of Life’ songs could you see your way to cut out the one about the “Gonfalon”? I forget its title but you will recognize it from that word.1 It is a thoroughly bad song - I do not like ‘Hearts Haven’ either - Some people do not agree with me about this.  I wish I could have heard you sing my Mystical Songs the other day. I liked your singing of them so much when I heard you formerly.2
With kind regards
Yours sincerely
R. Vaughan Williams3


1.  i.e. No.5 'Death in Love'
2.  See VWL2096.
3.  Signed by VW.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add. MS 65143, f.3
Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
470524