Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maud Karpeles

Letter No.: 
VWL3612
June 7, [ca 1931]

THE WHITE GATES,
WESTCOTT ROAD,
DORKING.

Dear Maud

I don’t like Mullinar’s arrangement, but I think your emendations make matters worse – So I set to work after breakfast and did them myself.  Here they are – I don’t know whether you’ll like them.  If you don’t you must go back to Mullinar.  Of course I don’t know the dances or the pace of the tunes.  In the Toxteth (?) Rant  I have done 3 versions of the B music for you to choose from.
P.S.  I have put Toxteth (?) Rant into D

Yrs
RVW1


1. This letter concerns Mullinar and Vaughan Williams's musical arrangements for Twelve Traditional Country Dances, published in 1931 by Novello & Company.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
Maud Karpeles Manuscript Collection (MK/5/19)
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Date from Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
xx0607