Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Letter No.: 
April 12th 1956

From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, N.W.1.

Dear Frank,1

Here is another rush order if you feel inclined for it. Sometime ago Alan Kirby, on behalf of the National Federation of Music Festivals, asked me to write an introductory flourish for their concert on November 3rd.  I refused. But, as usual, thought better of it, and have sent the short piece to Alan Kirby, who has approved of it. I do not quite know what he and his federation want to do with it. but I have told them that anyway, everything must be done through you, and I have told him to send the MS to you.


1. Music Editor at Oxford University Press in succession to Norman Peterkin (1947); Head of Music from 1954 until his retirement in 1975.
2. A Choral Flourish for mixed chorus with an introduction for organ and two trumpets (Catalogue of Works 1956/2).

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Typewritten, signed.

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