Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Michael Mullinar

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Dear Michael

I rang up Foss1 on receipt of your letter - & he is most willing you shd send your thing to Novello – so I much hope you will do so.2
As regard Tunes – all the tunes in the Folk-song Journal are the property of their collectors - & they wd certainly give you leave if not otherwise disposed of.  Also any tunes printed in non copyright books e.g. Chappell
Yrs sincerely

R Vaughan Williams

Many thanks for the pfte pieces – I am so glad they are out – they ought to be much played.3

1. Hubert Foss, Head of Music Department at Oxford University Press.
2. Possibly an arrangement for mixed voices of the folksong ‘I will give my love an apple’, which Novello published in 1926.
3. This may be Mullinar's Grimm’s Fairy Tales, published by Oxford University Press in 1925.


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