Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Roy Douglas

Letter No.: 
VWL2830
June 17 [1954]

10, Hanover Terrace, N.W.1.

Dear Roy
Ursula is away – so you will have to put up with my cacography
Now the score is nearly finished a new problem presents itself – I have

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an idea that this work is likely to become popular with school choral societies – but, as usual, I have made the orchestration (probably unnecessarily) elaborate & difficult – wd you consider re-scoring it to bring

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within the means of the average school orchestra – preserving as much of the original orchestration as possible?
If you wanted expert advice on school orchestras I feel sure that Bernard Shore wd advise on the vns & vas & Trew on the cellos & basses & Draper (of Charterhouse) on the wind also Wilson of Charterhouse
Of course permission wd have to be asked of the OUP
Yrs
RVW

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add MS 63547, f. 80-81
General notes: 

Year from Douglas, Working with Vaughan Williams, p.68.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Douglas, Working with Vaughan Williams, p.68
Original database number: 
540617