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VWL214 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Joanna Hadley

Dear Mrs Hadley

I am sending off new vocal score & chorus parts of the final scene of P.P. to Mr Gritton - I also enclose 4 chorus...

19061107
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
VWL786 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Cedric Glover

Dear Mr Glover1

I once heard a Bach performance with harpsichord throughout (in Queens Hall) & it sounded intolerable in a...

192404--
VWL3773 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Mr Stich[?]

Dear Mr Stich[?]1
Thankyou very much for your interesting letter. I have only seldom heard my Mass sung as part of the service...

1930----
VWL1135 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Frederick Dwelly

Dear Canon Dwelly1

Martin Shaw has shewn me your letter - False accents & ungrammatical pauses are, as you must know,...

1930----
VWL927 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gwen Raverat

Dear Gwen

I’ve been carefully thinking over the `Job’1 situation & I don’t mind trying the alteration of the order of the...

19310720
VWL1177 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harriet Cohen

Dearest Harriet

Here is the concerto
(1) Full score
(2) Pfte solo with indications of orchestra (N.B.  If you ever try this on...

193110--
VWL1005 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Sir Ivor Atkins

Dear Atkins

I enjoyed my self very much on Thursday – the Benedicite went 1st rate - & I am sure the magnif: will be good –...

19320710
VWL1071 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harriet Cohen

Dearest Harriet

I trust you entirely - please do what you like with the pfte  part. - Now about the end - As I said in a former...

19330802
VWL1124 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Jack Gordon

Dear Gordon

You put your finger on the chief difficulty of my second Interlude (the scene with Fenton, Anne & chorus) the other day...

19331207

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