Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Letter No.: 
May 26th 1957.

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

Dear Alan,1

I have answered the enclosed letter saying that I am delighted as far as I am concerned, but that both the film company and you must be consulted first. I have advised him to write to you, and have told him that I am sure you would help him all you can. I do not think he need write separately to the film company.2


1. Music Editor at Oxford University Press in succession to Norman Peterkin (1947); Head of Music from 1954 until his retirement in 1975.
2. VW had received a letter from the Royal Society saying that the Society had made a short film about the activities of its Antarctic Expedition at Halley Bay. The Society wished to use passages from the Decca recording of Sinfonia Antartica as introductory and background music and asked VW to let them know his opinion on this proposal.


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Typewritten, signed.

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