Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harold Child

Letter No.: 
VWL4948
[Autumn 1913]

Hotel Suisse,
Ospedaletti-Ligure
Riviera,
Italy.

Dear Child
I send my version of the proposed cuts in Act I for your approval.  I hope they don't make your words sound too illiterate - with these and one or two small cuts in other places we shall save 8 to 10 minutes which I hope will be enough.
It's beastly work this tampering - and there's some more for you to do!
I think the least trouble for you if I send them one by one.
(1)  I send two now.  (see music paper)
(2)  8 lines for Mary (ariosos) to take the place of 'I know not love.'
The above is my permanent address,
Yr.
R.V.W.

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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/4, f.68
Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
R.V.W.: a biography, p.416