Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harriet Cohen

Letter No.: 
VWL709
[2 November 1929]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Harriet

I know you'll play it beautifully - no not too quick; & calm but with subconsious1 emotion - I shd love to hear you play it 1st - but my only day in London is Wed. at the RCM.2 busy morning to night.
But I will come to the concert if I may3
Yrs

RVW


1. sic
2. Royal College of Music
3. Harriet Cohen was to give the first performance of Hymn Tune Prelude on ‘Song 13’ by Orlando Gibbons, Catalogue of Works, 1930/3 on 14th January 1930 at the Wigmore Hall.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1642, ff. 2-3
General notes: 

Date from postmark (2 No 29).
Partially quoted in Michael Kennedy, Catalogue of Works, p.137.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 182; R.V.W.: a biography, p.181
Original database number: 
291102a