Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ernest Irving

Letter No.: 
3rd July, 1947

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

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.


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.


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