Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Frank Howes

Letter No.: 
VWL4470
July 18 [late 1930s]

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

Dear Howes
I send on Miss Gilchrist's1 screed with a few notes of my own.
Also P.G. whole2 quotation which confirms what we F.S.3 collectors already know that the flat penultimate 7th is natural to the folk and disposes of all the "Musica Ficta" nonsense which editors of early Scottish Psalters talk
Yrs
RVW

P.S. I think this quotation ought to go into the Journal


1. Anne Geddes Gilchrist, the folksong collector.
2. 'P.G.' identified as Percy Grainger.
3. Folk song

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Deposit 2009/21, Box 1

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/5, f. 141
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