Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Vally Lasker

Letter No.: 
VWL862
July 31st. 30

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Vally

I don’t know whether this will catch you before you go off on your holiday. But do you want a holiday task?  A pfte solo version of Job is wanted for rehearsing the dances - wd  you feel inclined to undertake it?  Something simple & practical - I know it can’t be all got in but something that will give the essentials.  I can’t spare the full score - but I think it wd be all right to do it off the pfte duet copy.1
Yrs

R. Vaughan Williams


1. This was published in 1931. A few pages of a two-piano manuscript score survive in the British Library (Add. MS 50411) which may have been the copy from which Vally Lasker worked. Most of the letter is printed in R.V.W.: a biography, p.184.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/7, ff.25-27
General notes: 

Date noted in the hand of the recipient.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
R.V.W.: a biography of Ralph Vaughan Williams, p.184.
Original database number: 
300731