Pakenham, Simona Vere, 1916-2010

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VWL3267 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Simona Pakenham

Dearest Simona

Very MUCH AGAINST MY WILL I have arranged to orchestrate1 for an orchestra of 32.2 I understand there...

19580824
VWL4081 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Simona Pakenham

Dearest Simona
I have been roughing out the music for the play, and I have come to the conclusion that I cannot do without an...

19580819
VWL3302 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Simona Pakenham

We are having a good time here in spite of the cold - a few hot days lately. I hope you are enjoying your heat-wave.
Love from

Ralph...

19580502
VWL3336 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to W.D. Kennedy-Bell

Dear Mr Kennedy-Bell,

Thank you for your letter.  Would March 10th about 11am be a good time for you?  I must explain, however, as I did to...

19580223
VWL3383 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Simona Pakenham

Dearest Simona

I am sorry if I didn’t explain myself - I’d love to help you by talking about folk song into hymn tune, - the only thing I...

19580209
VWL3386 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Simona Pakenham

Dearest Simona

I ought to have explained that I have made a rule never to give the titles or words of my folk tunes which I have made into...

19580203
VWL3401 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Simona Pakenham

Dearest Simona

I am so glad you liked the quintet.1 I’ve almost forgotten how it goes, its so long since I heard it....

19580125
VWL3564 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Simona Pakenham

Dearest Simona

Ursula definitely has ‘flu - but is getting on well. Thank you so much for the list. I shd like to add the duet from Act II...

19571117
VWL3598 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Simona Pakenham

Dearest Simona

I shall certainly keep your photograph, which is a very pretty one, but of course, not pretty enough. I also thought the...

19571025
VWL3581 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Simona Pakenham

Dearest Simona,

What a lovely present1 - But why did you not give it me years ago2 so that I could learn something...

19571014

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