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VWL1432 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult (BBC)

Dear Adrian

Thank you for a lovely performance of 5 T.P.’s  yesterday.
I find I owe you an apology - Bessy Trevelyan tells me that you...

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VWL1434 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult (BBC)

Dear Adrian

I wish I’d known of this 6 months ago  -  because in a way I feel I’ve already shot my bolt & the M.O.I. are a way behind...

19400902
VWL1439 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Reginald Thatcher (BBC)

Dear Thatcher

I shd much like the B.B.C to do my tunes - but
(1) I am not yet definitely released by the Proms
(2) I...

19400924
VWL1458 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult (BBC)

Dear Adrian

I have been asked by the Home Office to form a Committee to recommend release of interned musicians of “special distinction”.  ...

19401004
VWL1463 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult (BBC)

Dear Adrian

Here is a suggestion for the patriotic song.1  Please criticize it
(1) Its artistic merit if any
(2) Its...

19401026
VWL1466 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Kenneth Wright (BBC)

Dear Mr. Wright

Many thanks for your letter.
I am so sorry to hear you have been ill.  I hope Foss told you of a provisional Ctee...

19401031
VWL1471 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult (BBC)

Dear Adrian

I am so sorry I can’t see my way to spend a night away from home in these circumstances - I know the songs will be all right in...

19401115
VWL1478 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Leslie Woodgate

Dear Leslie1

Thank you very much for what seemed a fine performance of my 6 songs.2  It is the first time I have...

19401221
VWL1521 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Dear Adrian

I hear that my tune is going to be done early in April -  Please I want Roy Henderson to sing the solo – This is urgent.1...

19410216
VWL1526 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to BBC Director General

Sir

I learn from the ‘Times’ of March 8 that the British Broadcasting Corporation has banned the musical compositions of Dr Alan...

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