Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Roy Douglas

Letter No.: 
June 22 [1951]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Roy

I am sending Act 21 by Reg: post. Did I talk about the Euphonium in Act IV – I thought all Tuba players played Euphonium as well automatically but the C. Garden Tuba refused to play it and wd not even play it on his Tuba at rehearsal – so we had to get a Euphonium man to play it in London – But when we go on tour they certainly will not lug a Euphonium & player round with them for the sake of 16 bars – so what? I suggest cueing it in to the Tuba – then he wdhave to play it – it seems to be it is all quite playable on the Tuba – but for safety’s sake I have altered a few of the higher notes as alternatives in the Tuba cues
R Vaughan Williams

1. Of Pilgrim's Progress


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Add MS 63547, ff. 30-31
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Date from Douglas, Working with Vaughan Williams, p. 28.

Douglas, Working with Vaughan Williams, p.28
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