Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Christopher Morris (OUP)

Letter No.: 
VWL3476
April 1st 1957.

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

Dear Mr Morris,

Could the following note be added at the beginning of On Christmas Night?
The following Carols may be sung at certain points at the discretion of the Producer and Conductor.
Page 8. Letter D 1 bar before figure 2 on safety piano
                                               A Virgin most pure.  OBC No 4.  1st tune.
                                               treble voices only in the key of  F
                                               Melody unaccompanied.
Page 30.              No.63.        On Christmas Night. OBC 24.  All voices in unison, unaccompanied key of F.
Page 32                 at 68.        As Joseph was a-walking.  OBC 66 Part 2 to be sung to the tune of Part 3, A flat, all voices unison, unaccompanied.1

I return the full score, herewith.
Yours sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams

P.S. Could you check the spelling of Cratchit? Crachett? Crachet? RVW


1.  These instructions were printed in the score and are quoted in Catalogue of Works p.120.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
File 119M
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed with postscript and additions.
Office note on letter ‘Cratchit’.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
570401