Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Letter No.: 
April 22nd 1956.

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

Dear Frank,1

Will this do?2
“The original setting of this work is for the Latin words: the English version is offered as an alternative....” 


1. Music Editor at Oxford University Press in succession to Norman Peterkin (1947); Head of Music from 1954 until his retirement in 1975.
2. In responding to VWL3359, Frank agreed to take on A Choral Flourish (Catalogue of Works 1956/2) but quibbled at the original note added by VW to the score ‘The English version [of Ps. 22]  is allowable but not advisable’ as being too discouraging and therefore inhibit sales. He asked VW if he could provide a less discouraging formula and gladly accepted the solution proposed in this letter. 'Will this do?' in the hand of VW.

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File 810A
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Typewritten, signed.

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