Letter from Adrian Boult to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Letter No.: 
VWL5195
20 March 1939

I've actually found a new problem: the Tallis work. 2 before W. Viola Solo.

Score says  [4th note G]1


Part says [4th note B]

Which is right please? PC to BBC (or message) by Wednesday midday gratefully received!2
Yrs Adrian


1. Annotated 'yes' by the score extract and ''G is correct. RVW'
2. Boult had already given several performances (three of them broadcast) before this rather conspicuous error cropped up as a query. He wanted (and got) an answer by ‘Wednesday’ because that evening (22 March) it was the opening item in the broadcast ‘Concert in Honour of the Visit of President [Albert] Lebrun’. The rehearsal letters are different in the 2008 edition, so this refers to bar 200 (i.e. 5 before W in the new edition). 

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General notes: 

Date from postmark. Written on a pre-printed postcard from the Grand Hotel, Bath (address scored through).

Format: 
Postcard