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VWL5226 Letter from Gustav Holst to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dear RVW
I went to Jesus1 but I didn't drink. He was awfully nice and kept me an hour and a half. But he said that the tune at the...

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VWL5227 Letter from Gustav Holst to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dear RVW
I really don't know what to say about the rhapsody parts excepting that I have walked my wife off her legs day after day until she...

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VWL3957 Extract from a letter from Gustav Holst to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dear R V W
[...]
I have thought about it a good deal and these are some of my conclusions.
1)  You have never lost your invention...

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VWL141 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ralph Wedgwood

Dear Randolph

You've hit the nail on the head - I'm painfully conscious that I can't do the “C. Major” - when I try it turns out rot...

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VWL433 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust

Dear Sir

I fear there is no chance of my being able to revise my symphony for a long time to come.  However, I do not think that the...

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VWL444 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Edwin Evans

Dear Evans1

Many thanks for your letter - I was much interested in your letter - it seemed most sound as far as I can judge -...

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VWL466 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust

Opinion, as member of assessment panel for the Trust’s ‘Scheme for the publication of musical compositions’, on Chamber Rhapsody no.2 by Arthur...

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VWL467 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust

Opinion, as member of assessment panel for the Trust’s ‘Scheme for the publication of musical compositions’, on ‘Among the Northumbrian Hills’:...

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VWL632 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Edward J. Dent

Dear Dent

May I ask you for some advice? A composition pupil of mine at the R.C.M.1 whom I consider very gifted is anxious to go...

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VWL3858 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Grace Williams

Dearest Grace
Didn't I say anything about No 3. That's because I liked it  - I only told you the things I didn't like - not the things...

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