Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Russell

Letter No.: 
VWL2278
12th October 1951

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey.

Dear Mr. Russell,1

I am sending you herewith a list of the corrections in the orchestration of my “Sea Symphony”.
I think the references to full score and vocal score will be right. sufficient guide.
Yours sincerely

R Vaughan Williams

(R. Vaughan Williams).

J. Russell, Esq.,
Conductor, Newbury Choral Society,
c/o Gerald Finzi, Esq.


1. A friend of Gerald Finzi for whom VW wrote his piano concerto (eventually published as Eclogue (slow movement) and Grand Fantasia and Toccata (third and fourth movements).
 The list is now Additional Manuscript 71542, ff.2-7 in the British Library.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add. MS 71542, f.1
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
511012