Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Michael Mullinar

Letter No.: 
VWL3672
[About March 1942]

The White Gates,
Dorking.

Dear Michael

I am going to ask for your advice and help
Boosey propose to bring out a revised edition of “Wenlock Edge”- Would you make some suggestions for improving the pfte parts
I know we can’t make a really good show of rewriting it – but we might do a little tinkering.
There are two places already marked, one on page 32 (letter E) which seems to me good.  What do you think?  The other on page 38 (at piu lento) which was my original revision but I was told it was unplayable – now I don’t think it is! 
Any other suggestions wd be gratefully received.1
My love to Mary

Yrs

RVW


1. Boosey & Hawkes published the full score, in fact largely unrevised according to Michael Kennedy, in September 1942.

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