Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ernest Irving

Letter No.: 
VWL2839
Oct 26th [1948]

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

Dear Irving

V. good - only are not Main Titles & End Music1 too much alike - but just as you think best. How about one of the “snow marches”? I presume that the “prologue” includes Mabel.2
I suppose it is just possible that I am down for an invitation to the Command performance3 - please see that my name is deleted. It wd be difficult to refuse & I cd not face it.
My love to Una.
Yrs

RVW


1.  i.e. of Scott of the Antarctic.
2.  Margaret Ritchie, who performed the wordless soprano solo in the film.
3.  This took place on 29 November 1948.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/17, f. 93
Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 505
Original database number: 
481026