Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Grace Williams

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The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dearest Grace
I'm so glad you are in the 1st 4 - but now you've got to face the old die-hards - & I have little hope
Splendid about the Waltz & the 4tet - not broadcast I fear
Send me the overture when done - I'm against 12th night - not lyrical enough - Why not try the last one - is not the high G rather awkward on "is't not"? - I rather fancy the low G. Then skip up to the F. but I am not sure.
I go to R.C.M.1 tomorrow & will distribute your love - I long for the old days with you & Betty2 - its rather dull now
Love from
Uncle Ralph

1. Royal College of Music
2. Elizabeth Maconchy, fellow pupil of VW at the Royal College of Music.


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Works discussed have not been identified. Quartet mentioned may be Cavatina quartet (1937).