Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Letter No.: 
July 23 [1946]

The White Gates

Dear Adrian

Thankyou so much for your letter - you are being noble in persisting in doing British music to unwilling foreigners
As regards your queries1 - last movement 5 bars before (12) - I don't know what I meant but what I want is low B for the Vas (doubling the 2nd horn) i.e.   instead of - 3 bars after 12 Fl and Ob obviously F
No don't double the horns - I only put it in because Malcolm2 worried me into it
The records of Job have come - and the few sides I heard sounded fine - then unfortunately our gramophone went wrong!


1. Boult had sent various questions about VW's Symphony no. 5.
2. Malcolm Sargent


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