Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Keith Douglas

Letter No.: 
VWL4723
[Spring 1937]

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

Dear Mr Keith Douglas1
The "Flourish for a coronation" is now with the printers.
I should much like to know what arrangements have been made about the chorus - A minimum of 150 voices is wanted - The chorus parts are quite easy
Yrs sincerely
R Vaughan Williams


1. Douglas was the secretary of the Royal Philharmonic Society. See VWL4720 for the background to this letter. 

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS RPS 369, f. 265
General notes: 

Date from context, VW was commissioned to write the work for a concert on April 1st 1937 at the Queen's Hall to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI in May 1937.

Format: 
Letter