Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Hubert Foster Clark (BBC)

Letter No.: 
VWL977
August 10 [1936]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Mr. Foster Clark

I listened to the broadcast of ‘Job’1 on Friday with great pleasure.  It came through very well and had evidently been carefully rehearsed and was played and conducted very sympathetically.
If I might venture on one or two suggestions I think some of the tempi were slightly too slow, namely, the opening, Satans Dance and the Pavane.  Also the commas should not be made into pauses - they are meant to be the merest breath mark and as you of course know all pauses sound exaggerated over the wireless - but these are only tiny blemishes in an otherwise fine performance. 
Yrs sincerely

R Vaughan Williams


1.  Catalogue of Works 1930/5.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Midland Region Composer Files, M25/1128
General notes: 

In the hand of AVW, signed by VW.
Year noted on letter in a different hand.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
360810