Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Robert Müller-Hartmann

Letter No.: 
2nd November 1949

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey

Dear Müller-Hartmann
On Sunday, November 20th at 3.30 p.m. some singers and players are coming here to let me hear a "try through" of two new works of mine.1
Would you care to come and hear them? My space is so limited that I can only ask a very few but I should like you to be among them.

R. Vaughan Williams

R. Müller Hartmann, Esq.,
c/o J. Hornstein, Esq.,
Ladyegate Road, Dorking.

1. The works in question were An Oxford Elegy and Fantasia (Quasi Variazione) on the 'Old 104th' Psalm Tune. See Kennedy, Works of Vaughan Williams, pp.187-188, and R.V.W.: a biography, p.297 for details of these first performances. A programme of the event was printed; there is a copy at the British Library, MS Mus. 1116, f.171-172.


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MS Mus. 1714/1/18, f. 166
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Typewritten, signed.

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