Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald and Joy Finzi

Letter No.: 
October 14th 1952.

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

Dear Gerald and Joyce,

I have eaten your pears for three days without stopping now, they are delicious.
I have looked at your Magnificat1 between the letters, and I like the look of it very much, but I shall go through it throughly2 when this tyranny is overpast.3 
It was wonderful of you to come to both concerts.4
Love from

Uncle Ralph

1. Magnificat, op.36, for chorus and organ.
2. sic.
3. an allusion to Psalm 57, v.1.
4. Held in celebration of VW's 80th birthday at Dorking and the Royal Festival Hall. See R.V.W.: a biography pp.326-8.


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Finzi Box 10
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Typewritten, signed.

Cobbe 589
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