Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ferdinand Rauter

Letter No.: 
Oct 26 [1953 or later]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, N.W.1.

Dear Dr Rauter

These arrangements seem to me very good - Effective, singable and not too difficult.
I have one or 2 suggestions for your consideration
I once loved - wd this be better ½ a tone lower i.e. 4 #’s E major?
Minnelied - I am not quite happy about the harmony where I have marked it - the repeated ‘Bs’ in the 2nd alto? Also the final cadence?
Mazur - wd the slow part be better in quavers & crotchets (easier to read?

These are mere suggestions

R. Vaughan Williams


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