Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958. New Commonwealth

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VWL1662 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harold Child

Dear Harold

Here is the 49th //l1 tune with a nonsense verse attached to show the metre and suggested rhyme scheme....

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VWL5001 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harold Child

Dear Harold
I feel very ungrateful and pernickety - but do we want fierce warlike words for that very sentimental unwarlike tune?
What...

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VWL5002 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harold Child

Dear Harold
At last I've polished off the film stuff and have got down to our song.1
I'm going to be a fearful nuisance but I...

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VWL1681 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Norman Peterkin (OUP)

Dear Peterkin

It has occured1 to me that the prelude to my “49th Parallel” music might make a good unison song. 
The metre...

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VWL1687 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Norman Peterkin

Dear Peterkin

Excuse wartime paper.
I fear poor old Rowe1 has made a pretty good mess of this.
On page 8 he has copied...

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VWL1694 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Norman Peterkin

Dear Peterkin

It occurs to me that if my “New Commonwealth” comes out I might suggest to Dr Sargent1 performing it...

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VWL1754 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Oxford University Press

[incomplete]
(3) “New Commonwealth”
- Have you made a separate agreement with Harold Child  – and if not, would you do so? I want to...

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VWL1819 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Norman Peterkin

Dear Peterkin

                                   New Commonwealth

I am anxious as you say to make the unison version as cheap...

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VWL3060 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Frank,

I am getting on with the revisions of No.6. and will send them very soon now.
I will think hard about your suggestion as...

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VWL2004 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Katharine Thomson

Dear Mrs. Thomson,

Thank you very much for your letter and for the good wishes of your choir.
I enjoyed your photograph very much....

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