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VWL1800 Letter from Arthur Bliss to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dear Ralph,

We are very anxious for you, if you will, to write a Victory Anthem, to be used at the end of the war.  If you would honour us...

19430817
VWL1805 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Dear Adrian

Sorry for the delay in answering. I didn’t even know the L.S.1 was down for performance, so I didn’t tear my hair...

19430924
VWL1813 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to James W. Welch (BBC)

Dear Mr Welch1

Only today (when your letter arrived) I was about to send you a revised version of the Victory Anthem2...

19431023
VWL1821 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Arthur Bliss (BBC)

Dear Arthur

Here is a sketch for the “Victory Anthem”1  - If it is at all the sort of thing you are likely to want will you have...

19431215
VWL1825 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Clarence Raybould (BBC)

Dear Raybould

The admirers of Elizabeth Macconchy1  (among whom I number myself) want very much to hear some of her music again...

19431223
VWL1861 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Sir Henry Wood at the BBC

Dear Wood

I think that you definitely turned down my Concerto for oboe and strings as being unsuitable for the Albert Hall.  With this I...

19440121
VWL1863 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to G.R. Barnes at the BBC

Dear Sir

I had very little acquaintance with Elgar - I used to meet him for a few minutes once a year at the 3 choir festivals - he was...

19440208
VWL1901 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Dear Adrian

I never thanked you for sending me on Sibelius’s message – I was much touched by it.1
Your improvisation at the...

19440305
VWL1902 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Dear Adrian

I shd like to come to Bedford very much - But 10.0 on 22nd is impossible from here - However I could...

19440309
VWL1905 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gwen Beckett (BBC)

Dear Mrs Beckett

Many thanks for both your letters.  Could you kindly tell me what time I ought to leave St Pancras to get to Bedford by 2....

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