from Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958 to Poole, Joseph Weston, 1909-1989
Letter No. VWL5206
From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
June 8 1943
I have at last finished the English version of my ‘O vos omnes’ & I send it for your criticism
It has meant practically re-writing the music – as I wanted to stick absolutely to the A.V. English – This I have succeeded in doing except in one place – “Return to the Lord” for “Return unto the Lord” – Do you think this matters?
As far as I can make out the Bible practice is Return to a place
Return unto a person
Does what I have put sound very illiterate?
R Vaughan Williams
1. Authorised Version of the Bible
Joseph Poole was Precentor of Canterbury Cathedral.
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