Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Norman Del Mar

Letter No.: 
October 23rd 1955.

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

Dear Del Mar,

Thank you so much for being so helpful.  I can come any time you like, but as you know, for my Fantasia,1 the orchestra requires some re-arrangement, therefore I suggest that it would avoid confusion if I came on at the beginning or directly after the interval – or directly before the interval would do equally well.  I am so sorry you had to buy a copy of the S.S.2 – its3 a terrible incubus.

I have noted the day, Friday October 28th, 10 – 1.

I presume at Festival Hall4

With kind regards,


R Vaughan Williams

Norman Del Mar Esq,
32a Wildwood Road,

1. Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
2. Sea Symphony.
3. sic.
4. Added in manuscript.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 160, f.73
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Typewritten, signed with manuscript additions.

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