Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Christopher Morris (OUP)

Letter No.: 
October 15th 1957.

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

Dear Mr Morris,

As regards On Christmas Night I think it could be played through as it stands; the carol tunes are cued in I know, and I think, in a concert version, the vocal parts in the Marley scene could be done without, but I will look at the score and see. 
Yes the voice parts on pp 5-7 vocal score can be left out.1
Yours sincerely,

R. Vaughan Williams

1.  On Christmas Night, Catalogue of Works 1926/2, was not published until 1957: On Christmas Night. A masque with dancing, singing, and miming.  Freely adapted from Dickens's “A Christmas Carol” by Adolf Bolm and R.V. Williams, with music devised as a quodlibet of folk tunes and country dances by the latter.  Pianoforte arrangement by Roy Douglas, etc. London: Oxford University Press, [1957].

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Typewritten, signed. The last line added in the hand of VW.

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