Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Frank Howes

Letter No.: 
June 12th 1954

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

Dear Howes,
I have rashley1 undertaken to give three lectures in U.S.A. on the "Foundations of Music", and have come to the conclusion I know nothing about it. (This probably does not surprise you.) Can you suggest any books which would help me? - (other than folk song books?) Especially I want to read up the controversy as to whether music, espescially2 scales, originated from the singing voice or from making holes in a pipe.
R Vaughan Williams

1. sic. Probably typed by UVW.
2. sic.



Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Deposit 2009/21, Box 1
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Typewritten, signed.