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VWL3788 Letter from Alan Bush to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dr R. Vaughan Williams, O.M.
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park, N.W.1.

Dear Vaughan Williams,

On January 23rd next Rutland...

19571228
VWL3556 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Joyce Hooper

Dear Joyce,

ST JOHN PASSION

February 15th 1958. St Martin's Church, Dorking.
I do hope you are still free to sing the big aria...

19571130
VWL3560 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Michael Kennedy

Dear Michael,

I am so sorry about Eslyn, I will not say more because I know Ursula is writing to you about that.  I am ridiculously well...

19571126
VWL3564 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Simona Pakenham

Dearest Simona

Ursula definitely has ‘flu - but is getting on well. Thank you so much for the list. I shd like to add the duet from Act II...

19571117
VWL3567 Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Michael and Eslyn Kennedy

Monday

I was so glad to get your letter – Of course I’d been meaning to write, but I’ve been having flu, and unable for any sensible...

19571111
VWL3565 Letter from John Barbirolli to Ralph Vaughan Williams

My dear Ralph

Thank you for your lovely note.  I don't think I need to tell you what a joy it was to have you & Ursula with us...

19571104
VWL3601 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Alan,

Very exciting to hear about the three performances of Sir John in America.  I suppose it would not be possible to send...

19571029
VWL3599 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Barbirolli

Dear Glorious John

First, thank you a thousand times, once again, for leading your forces to such a superb victory.1
Second...

19571025
VWL3576 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Imogen Holst

Dearest Imogen

I love those songs & love hearing them.1 I believe I conducted the 1st performances of “Assemble”...

19571013
VWL3540 Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Michael Kennedy

My dear Michael,

Lovely to hear from you - & I’m so glad you like John Hersey.1  I didn’t know you’d been to Hiroshima etc...

19570820

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