Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Music Librarian (BBC)

Letter No.: 
VWL2589
14th April, 1948.

The White Gates,
Dorking,

Dear Sir,

I should be glad if I could borrow the full orchestral score of the music which I wrote for “Pilgrim’s Progress” a few years ago.1
Yours faithfully,

R Vaughan Williams

The Librarian,
The Music Department,
B.B.C.
Broadcasting House, W.1.


1.  The incidental Music for The Pilgrim’s Progress (Catalogue of Works 1942/5). VW composed this for a BBC production of an adaptation of Bunyan’s book. Some parts were used in the opera of 1951, on which VW was currently working. See Catalogue of Works, pp.172-3.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
File 910, VW composer
General notes: 

Note in another hand - 'Pf copy part still with Dr VW from 1944'

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
480414