Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Fritz Hart

Letter No.: 
[About 6th October 1936]

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

Dear Fritz

I would love to meet you again.  If you are ever at R.C.M. on a Wednesday do come in - how about lunch at the R.C.M. one Wednesday.
They are doing my new tune (which was produced at Huddersfield last week) on Nov l3th at the BBC - but I fear that is too late for you.1  I was sick at missing your concert.  I had a rehearsal for Norwich at the same moment.2


1.  The cantata Dona nobis pacem, CW 1936/5, had been first performed at Huddersfield on 2 October. See CW p.168.
2.  The first performance of Five Tudor Portraits, CW 1935/5, had been given in Norwich on 25th September.

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MS 2809
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