Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Letter No.: 
VWL2941
Jan 6 1949

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

Dear Frank

Herewith the first half of the “Folk songs of the 4 seasons”1
The following leaves must be obtained
1.  Ploughboy - Tune & words belong to me but Novello published an arrangement for mens voices - quite different from this
2.   Early/Early belongs to me but published by Novello as a solo song with accomp
3.  Lark in the morning do do
4.  May Song 1st tune belongs to me but published as a solo song by Stainer & Bell also used in “Hugh the Drover” (Curwen)
2nd tune Cramer (English County Songs)
5.  (a) Summer is a-coming in - non copyright
(b) Cuckoo - words & tune Miss Karpeles
6.  Sprig of Thyme - belongs to me so far as I know - I think it is a conglomeration of several versions - I used it in my Xmas Carol Ballet.
7.  Rose bud in June - words & tune Miss Karpeles
8.  Green Meadow  belongs to me - a version for voice & violin published by OUP.
The W.I.2 have given me a fee of 52-10-0 & for that I have to promise 1st performance & also have undertaken to have it in print by April
Yrs

R. Vaughan Williams


1. Catalogue of Works 1949/1.
2. Women's Institutes Federation.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
File 119G
Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
490106a