Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harold Smith

Letter No.: 
20th January, 1953.

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey

Dear Mr. Smith,
The incidental music which I wrote for "The Mayor of Casterbridge" has now been made into a Prelude "On an Old Carol Tune", and has been performed over the wireless by the Bristol B.B.C., but no public performance has so far yet been given.
Thank you very much for your kind words about my new "Sinfonia".1
Yours sincerely,
R Vaughan Williams

(R. Vaughan Williams).

Harold Smith, Esq.,
32, Wilbraham Road,
Manchester 14.

1. The Sinfonia Antartica, which had had its first performance in Manchester on 14 January.

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Typewritten, signed.