Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Horace Edward Randerson

Letter No.: 
May 17 [about 1936]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Randerson
If I remember right the English Hymnal has metronome marks which will give you the tempo which I considered right 30 years ago - but it seems to me that these things depend entirely on circumstances e.g. the size of the building & the number of performers. I thought a good tempo was adopted at the Philharmonic concert in January.
Yours sincerely
R Vaughan Williams

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Date from reference to English Hymnal 30 years ago (first published in 1906), and address (this paper used from 1935).