Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Margaret Field-Hyde

Letter No.: 
April 7th 1957.

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

Dearest Angelica1
Here is a selection of songs for the Milford concert. Go Little Book, song at the begining,2 and if the composer allows, at the end as well. Then, do you think you could make two short groups of 8 minutes each, or one long group of 16 minutes out of the following?
4 Seasonable songs. The following from a Book of Songs: The Pink Frock, Cradle Song, The Colour, If it is ever spring
The following out of Prophet in the Land. Art thou poor? (really for tenor) Wither, O wither?3 What Pleasure (really for tenor, In Summertime.
Two MS Songs, Glycine's songs, Epitaph
I enclose all the music
Love from
Uncle Ralph

1. Field-Hyde had sung the role of Angelica in VW's The Poisoned Kiss in 1936.
2.  sic.
3. sic.


Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/28, ff. 67-68
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed and with manuscript annotations in the hand of VW.