Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ellis and White

Letter No.: 
VWL5190
Feb14th [1903]

10 Barton St
Westminster
S.W.

Gentlemen
I am sorry I did not explain fully enough in my first letter.1 I thought you would understand that I myself am the composer of the songs in question (three songs: 'Silent Noon', 'Heart's Haven' 'Death-in-love' and 'Willowwood'. They are still in manuscript but the concert-givers wish to print the words in their programmes. If you kindly give the necessary leave it will of course be acknowledged in the programme.
I enclose a prospective programme of Messrs Broadwood's concert - the programme of Miss Verne's concert is not out yet.
Yrs faithfully

R Vaughan Williams


1. See VWL5190 for the first letter; VW was seeking permission to publish texts by Rossetti which he had set.

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Date from context. For further on this letter, see Allan W. Atlas, 'Vaughan Williams, new Letters, and some thoughts about the date of The House of Life', in RVW Society Journal 76 (October 2019).

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