Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ernest Irving

Letter No.: 
VWL2303
3rd July, 1947

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Irving,

Thank you very much for your letter about Stanley Bate.1
As regards the Scott film,2 I think before finally deciding, I should like to have a conference with you and the producer, or director,3 whichever it is - I never know which is which - and see whether your his and my ideas agree as to the sort of music required. I have very definite ideas and if they do not agree with his, it might be rather difficult.
Yours sincerely

R Vaughan Williams


1. The composer and pianist, who had been a pupil of VW.
2. Scott of the Antarctic.
3. Charles Frend was the Director and Michael Balcon the producer.

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Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/17, f. 76
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed. Irving was Director of Music at Ealing Film Studios and, like VW, and Old Carthusian.

 

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 478
Original database number: 
470703