Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Letter No.: 
Jan 25 [1947]

The White Gates,

Dear Frank

Many thanks for the advance copies of '4tet' & Concerto.1
- I have no recollection of the “easier” 4tet for pipes but I had better look at it if it exists if she will send it to me.2

R. Vaughan Williams

1.  String Quartet no.2, CW 1944/2, and Oboe Concerto, CW 1944/1, both published in 1947.
2.  OUP were about to publish VW’s Suite for Four Pipes, CW 1939/3, written for the Pipers’ Guild Summer School, Chichester, in August 1939.  The representative of the Pipers Guild, Miss Calthrop, had apparently recalled an ‘easier’ version but had been vague about it.

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