Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alexander Burnard

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VWL3996
8 Aug 1951

The White Gates
Dorking
Surrey

Dear Burnard
Thankyou both for your kind and sympathetic message.
I was much interested in your quotation from your prelude - I cannot see any likeness to any tune of mine. I think that any composer worth his salt always "cribs" when he wants to - I came upon a curious coincidence the other day which I had never noticed before, well as I know both works -
Brahms Bb pfte concerto

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Verdi Requiem

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R Vaughan Williams

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Alexander Burnard Papers

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