Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Letter No.: 
VWL4540
27th December, 1951.

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey.

I think, if the concert comes off at all we had better do Leighton's "Veris Gratia" since the Symphony has already been heard in public in London.1
I should be very glad if you would allow Boyd Neel to borrow the score and parts. Half an hour will be all right. I rather forget what it is for. I think there is a solo oboe and solo viola cello.  Perhaps you could put me wise about that?
As regards Robin Milford, I am at present in negotiation with Stanley Bate about a new work. If that fails I should like to put in Robin very much.

(R. Vaughan Williams).

Gerald Finzi, Esq.,
Ashmansworth,
near Newbury, Berks.


1. See VWL2331. VW had persuaded Boyd Neel to include some young composers at his concerts.

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Finzi Box 10
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Typewritten, unsigned.

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Letter