Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Douglas Kennedy

Letter No.: 
18 Dec 1937

I at last return the ballet scenario.
It seems to me entirely dependent on what you as choreographer can make of it. I should feel inclined myself to leave out the unhappy man and woman. Would you suggest a reciter to recite the necessary lines? This might be a new art-form and interesting.
I should love to do a ballet with you - though I warn you that I feel absolutely dried up at present and have the feeling that I shall never again write a note of music.1

1, This quotation from a letter from VW to Kennedy was included in a letter from Kennedy to UW, and refers to a ballet scenario which UW had sent to VW in October 1937 and which he had forwarded to Kennedy at the English Folk Dance and Song Society.


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MS Mus 1714/3/4, f. 24