Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Nancy Evans

Letter No.: 
August 17th 1953.

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

Dear Nancy,
I have written a piece for chorus and orchestra which has an important mezzo soprano solo.1 I am showing it to David Willcocks on Thursday, 3rd of September, probably at the R.C.M.2 at 2.45. If he accepts it I shall ask for you for the mezzo soprano solo. It would be very nice if you could come and hear it played through by Roy Douglas on that date.
Love from

1. The work was Hodie (On This Day). VW had invited others to attend - see VWL2711 and 2712.
2. Royal College of Music.

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