Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958. Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

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VWL3599 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Barbirolli

Dear Glorious John

First, thank you a thousand times, once again, for leading your forces to such a superb victory.1
Second...

19571025
VWL3573 Letter from John Barbirolli to Ralph Vaughan Williams

My dear Ralph

I feel I must write and tell you what an incredibly moving experience it has been to play your Tallis Fantasia in the...

19571005
VWL3539 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Michael Kennedy

Dictated.

My dear Michael,

As regards Old Hundredth – would it be possible to print the tune – or at all events explain its true...

19570820
VWL3211 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Norman Del Mar

Dear Del Mar,

Thank you so much for being so helpful.  I can come any time you like, but as you know, for my Fantasia,1 the...

19551023
VWL2996 Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Michael Kennedy

My dear Michael,

I’ve been meaning to write for days to say that your letter about John South1 seemed to me to be masterly...

19550210
VWL2626 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Anthony Scott

Dear Tony

Would you like to consider undertaking this?  I expect you know the tune, which is in the “English Hymnal”, is the one I used for...

19530128
VWL2616 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Frank,

As regards the title of Roy Douglas’ arrangement, I will fit in with anything you think suitable.1
Now, as...

19530120
VWL2473 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Leopold Stokowski

Dear Mr Stokowski,

I feel much honoured that you have recorded my “Fantasia”. Here is the history of the tune:
About 1567 a metrical...

19520924
VWL2087 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Arnold Barter

Dear Barter

I have added a note to the score that when the full orchestra is used the pianoforte may be omitted at the Conductor’s...

19500927
VWL2085 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Arnold Barter

Dear Barter,

I am so glad to hear that you have invited Michael Mullinar to play my “Fantasia”.  You may have read in the papers about the...

19500920

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