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VWL125 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Arnold Barter

Dear Mr Barter1

I hear from Breitkopfs that your performance of my Sea Symphony is coming off very soon now - I didn't know it...

19110311
VWL4817 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maud Karpeles

Dear Maud
I can't see anything wrong with the scoring of Beggar Boy, Hit & Miss, & F.Companion1 - If the bass sounded too...

1930----
VWL3898 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Grace Williams

Dear Grace
Yes I did get your very splendid letter - I've been a pig not to answer - but I've been up to the eyes in work & had to go to...

1931----
VWL3883 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Grace Williams

Dearest Grace
I agree with the great uncle "carry on".
I felt very proud to think you had been my pupil when I heard "Hen Walia" over...

193108--
VWL554 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Frank

Flourish

Time 12. mins
Orchestra  3 flutes & picc, 2 Ob, 1 Eb clar
2 Bb clar, 1 saxophone, 2 Fag, 1...

193701--
VWL1224 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Dear Gerald.

Adrian Boult says he can get a better pp out of many strings than out of few - so, to my mind, when you get past the chamber...

19390915
VWL2894 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Robert Müller-Hartmann

Dear Mr Müller-Hartmann,
Here is still another job! - This time to score the enclosed for strings & organ - The...

1942----
VWL4774 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Malcolm Sargent

Dear Malcolm
Thankyou very much for your letter and for what I am sure was a fine performance of my symph.1
I should very...

1943----
VWL1792 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Robert Müller-Hartmann

Dear Mr Müller-Hartmann

I am so sorry I was prevented from listening in to your orchestration1 - But Genia2 tells me...

19430714
VWL1940 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Roy Douglas

Dear Mr Roy Douglas

I understand from Peterkin of the O.U.P. that you might be willing to make a reduced score of the ‘Victory Anthem’ that...

19441015

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