Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Michael Kennedy

Letter No.: 
VWL3555
[13 December 1957]

MRS. R. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
10 HANOVER TERRACE
LONDON, N.W.1.

That was a lovely notice of Gerald’s tune, both for him & for Howardie – I am so glad it was like that.1
I write from the country, my aunt died on Wed. & I’m executor & all that – She was so glad to be off & had been trying for ages! – but its the end of a chapter.
Ralph is well – writing songs for the Blake film.2
Love to you both
U.


1.  Howard Ferguson’s orchestration of Gerald Finzi’s Fall of the Leaf had been performed by the Hallé orchestra on 11 December, in lieu of a commission from Finzi for the centenary of the Hallé which had been unfulfilled because of the composer’s death.
2.  The Vision of William Blake (1958), for which VW composed the Ten Blake Songs (CW 1957/5).

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 159, f.206
General notes: 

Date taken from postmark.

Format: 
Postcard
Original database number: 
571213