Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Peter Montgomery

Letter No.: 
[between 1933 and 1938]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road, 

Dear Peter
Good luck to your show on the 10th.
I really don't know what to advise about the symph1 - the metronome marks are about right I think & as to 'interpretation' - well what is there to be said?
As to the N. Rhapsody,2 you might like to say that the tunes were collected by me in Norfolk (chiefly from fishermen) in 1904 I think. By the way the programme note at the February concert about that work were pretty fair nonsense.
My respects to all whom I know in Belfast
R Vaughan Williams

1. Presumably Montgomery was to conduct a performance of one of VW's symphonies.
2. Norfolk Rhapsody

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/6, ff. 63-64
General notes: 

Peter Montgomery was Assistant Musical Director and then conductor of the BBC Northern Ireland Symphony Orchestra in Belfast from 1933 until 1938.