Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Aylmer Buesst (BBC)

Letter No.: 
Nov 14 [1934]

Eversleigh Court
105/109, Cromwell Road,
South Kensington

Dear Mr Buesst

                                Concert Dec 281

I propose the following
1. Overture    Grace Williams2
   8 minutes
2. 5 Mystical Songs   R Vaughan Williams3
   (20 minutes) 
3. Concertino     R. O. Morris4
     15 minutes
4. 2 pieces (a) Pipe Tune (b) May in the Greenwood  
 ` Milford
    5 minutes

 Total     8
          48 minutes

Yrs sincerely

R Vaughan Williams

1. On this concert which VW had proposed to the BBC see Jennifer Doctor, ‘Working for her own salvation’ in Lewis Foreman (ed.), Vaughan Williams in Perspective (Albion Music, 1998), pp. 194-5. The final programme, conducted by VW, is listed in Benjamin Britten, Letters from a Life, vol.1, footnote to Letter 65 to Grace Williams.
2. The overture performed was in fact the Comedy Overture by Maconchy, and the programme included Williams' Two Psalms for soprano and chamber orchestra. See VWL1337 for further correspondence with the BBC on this concert.
3. Catalogue of Works 1911/2.
4. Concertino da camera.


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