Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Letter No.: 
February 8th 1953.

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

Dear Frank,1

Herewith the Old Hundredth: I do not know what you think about taking it over. Anyway, would you send it to Novello’s as soon as possible?2
I have not yet obtained leave from Stainer and Bell or O.U.P. Can you do this for me?3


1. Music Editor in succession to Norman Peterkin (1947); Head of Music from 1954 until his retirement in 1975.
2. The arrangement of The Old Hundredth (‘All people that on earth do dwell’) written for the Coronation Service on 2nd June 1953. See Catalogue of Works 1953/2.
3. See VWL2640. VW had already had an arrangement of Psalm 100 published by Stainer & Bell.

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File 119T
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Typewritten, signed.

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