Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Letter No.: 
VWL715
[Late 1920 or early 1921]

SEASALTER
Alexandra Rd
Sheringham

Dear Boult

Many thanks for the lists - I have altered my part-song to “Sweet Day” - I hope you don’t mind1
The only Sullivan that I can find is “Strange Adventure” (Yeomen)2  - it is really only a part song - but very charming & I think will do
I will try & think of something for your man - but I’m afraid that “Ghost” work is a close compilation  - probably Gustav wd know - & I think Waddington might know
Yrs

R Vaughan Williams


1. Catalogue of Works 1899/A.1, written in the late 1890s.
2. No.5 from Act 2 of The Yeomen of the Guard, by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add MS 60499, f. 210

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS.Mus.1714/1/5, f.117
General notes: 

Date to be found.
The letter seems to be about compiling a programme of partsongs by various composers.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
20xxxxa