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VWL3199 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Laurence Taylor

Dear Mr Taylor1

My advice to you is as follows: - and I think it is the advice which would be given by any composer, whether...

19551002
VWL3403 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Frank,

In answer to your two letters:
1.  I will try and do a male voice Greensleeves for you.
2.  Paddy Hadley is free to...

19560517
VWL3361 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Michael Kennedy

Dear Michael,

Your letters were splendid.  I will not attempt to answer them, but I want to ask you to do something for me.  I find I am...

19560729
VWL3436 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Paul Henry Lang

Dear Mr Lang1

I have been sent your notice of my eighth symphony in which you suggest that the opening of the slow movement was...

19561018
VWL4695 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maurice R.A. Reeve

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Dear Mr Reeve,
I was much interested in your letter, and I am delighted to think that our fighting forces take such...

19570115
VWL3482 Letter from Robin Milford to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dear Uncle Ralph,

Many thanks for yr. letter.  I have sent off the three ‘In Tenebris’ songs to Scott Goddard.1 With regard to...

19570425
VWL3509 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Michael Kennedy

The quotation at the end of my Elgar talk was the opening of the first symphony: where the melody is given to vi[o]las and rather heavy woodwind,...

19570515
VWL3536 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Roy Douglas

Dear Roy,

I think I told you, though it is still a secret that I am having a flirtation with a symphony.1  Will you, and can you...

19570804
VWL3560 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Michael Kennedy

Dear Michael,

I am so sorry about Eslyn, I will not say more because I know Ursula is writing to you about that.  I am ridiculously well...

19571126
VWL3985 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Roy Douglas

My dear Roy,
In a few days the last movementwill be ready for you, but I do not want to send it to you till you are actually...

19571126

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