Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Lowe (BBC)

Letter No.: 
VWL2811
March 28th 1954.

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

Dear Mr Lowe,

I am very sorry but I have a rehearsal for our Dorking Festival on April 25th which will prevent my accepting your kind invitation.  You say the soprano is not chosen for the violin songs yet.1  I should very much like to have Miss Nancy Evans, who has lately recorded them.  I should very much like to have the same violinist as played for the record, unfortunately I cannot remember his name,2 but I feel sure that Argo would tell you.
Yours sincerely,

R Vaughan Williams


1.  Along the Field (Catalogue of Works 1927/1), a song-cycle for voice and violin featuring texts by A. E. Housman.
2.  Leonard Hirsch.  The recording was not issued - see Catalogue of Works.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Midland Region Composer Files, M25/1128
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
540328a