Letter from John Warrack to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Letter No.: 
13th July 1954

Dr. R. Vaughan Williams, OM.,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, NW 1.

Dear Dr. Vaughan Williams,

Thank you for the Preface for the Carols.
Alan Frank is getting in touch with you about the school version of THIS DAY.
As to the books you asked for - I am afraid I have not been too successful.
HOWES: THE BORDER LAND OF MUSIC & PSYCHOLOGY - this is now out of print but I am getting in touch with Howes to see if he can be of  help.
STANBROOK PRIORY: GRAMMAR OF PLAIN CHANT and PETER WAGNER: INTRODUCTION TO GREGORIAN MELODIES - I have been unable to trace these two, but we are appealing to Dom Anselm Hughes about them.
SACHS: RHYTHM AND TEMPO and SUSANNE LANGER: FEELING AND FORM - I am ordering these two for you.
The last one on your list, WHITE SPIRITUALS FROM THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS has baffled me I am afraid. We publish Cecil Sharp’s FOLK-SONGS FROM THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS but I am sure you cannot mean that. If you could give me any further details I could try again.1
Yours sincerely

[John Warrack]

1. These were all presumably titles which VW wished to use in the preparation of his lectures for Cornell University on ‘The making of music’. See VWL2846 where the last title has been identified.

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