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VWL4236 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Joan Shaw

Joan: for yr. amusement.1
Unworthy words are not the proper vehicle for great and worthy ideas.  They require for their expression...

19541030
VWL2724 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Roy Douglas

Dear Roy,

Thank you so much for your letter.  I have altered “the chord that nobody loves” except in one or two places.1 This...

19530924
VWL2095 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Byard

Dear Byard

Certainly - tho’ I don’t think Green sleeves (do you know the words?) or “Lovely Joan” (do you know the words?) are suitable for...

19460915
VWL1932 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Reverend James Welch

Dear Dr Welch1

I am glad to understand that you approve of the words of my Victory Anthem.2
May I venture to...

19440908
VWL1803 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Charles Moody

Dear Dr Moody,1

It would be a terrible thing if the Cathedral tradition were to disappear, and I hope very much that you will...

19430917
VWL5207 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Joseph Weston Poole

...

19430622
VWL1539 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Hubert Foss (OUP)

Dear Foss

I think you had better deal with enclosed - if you do not mind - Walford asked me to write these a long time ago - & I had...

19410613
VWL4098 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Martin Shaw

Dear Martin
We both listened last night, with great pleasure, to the two motets.
They are fine.
Yrs
RVW

("Sing we...

19370919
VWL4712 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Martin Shaw

Dear Martin
According to the reference of Gibbons in the Carnegie volume (Tudor Church Music vol IV) (p.317 etc) there are 3 settings...

193-0213
VWL4496 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Martin Shaw

Dear Martin
I'm sorry that I shall not be in London till December.  Also I have my own quarrel with the PRS for their scandalous terrorizing...

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