Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to BBC Copyright Dept

Letter No.: 
VWL2505
18th December 1947

The White Gates,
Dorking.

Dear Sir

If you have anybody capable of arranging my “Pilgrim's Progress” music for string quartet and two trumpets satisfactorily you are at liberty to do so, but I cannot see how it is possible.
R. Vaughan Williams

P.S. I must see the result before it is used.

B.H. Alexander, Esq.,
Copyright Dept.,
B.B.C.,
Broadcasting House,
London.

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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/17, f. 104
General notes: 

Typewritten with manuscript postscript.
Written in response to a request for permission to make an arrangement of the Pilgrim's Progress incidental music,Catalogue of Works 1942/3, for six players, probably a string quartet and two trumpets. The music was to be used with a performance of a German version of a radio play based on Pilgrim's Progress. UVW doesn't think that the arrangement was ever made.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
471218