Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Letter No.: 
August 19th 1955.

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

Dear Frank,

Here is the score of the symphony for your kind, safe-keeping until Roy asks for it. It is dedicated to John Barbirolli, therefore he must have first performance, if and when he wants it. I suppose he has made up his programmes for the season more or less; anyway, I do not think the score and parts could possibly be ready for him till the new year.1
I am dealing with the violin sonata. I think it is my bad writing much more than Gus, that is responsible for the mistakes.2


1. Symphony No. 8 in D Minor, Catalogue of Works 1955/3.
2. Catalogue of Works 1954/4. Gus de Mauny was a copyist used by VW at this time.

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Typewritten, signed.

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