Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Editor of The Times

Letter No.: 
[May 28 1955]

10 Hanover Terrace, Regent's Park, N.W.1.

In your issue of May 27 your Critic1 complains that Miss Nancy Evans sang my song "The Water Mill" "too slowly". I owe it to Miss Evans to explain that she sang it thus at my request. We rehearsed it together and came to the conclusion that that was the tempo required to achieve the dreamy nature of the song which is so often converted by singers into a smart patter-song.
Yours faithfully,
Ralph Vaughan Williams

1. Frank Howes

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
General notes: 

Date from letter to Nancy Evans (VWL4485) where he refers to this letter he has written to The Times; published in The Times, 53, no. 234, p.7, on May 31.