from Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958 to Karpeles, Maud, 1885-1976
Letter No. VWL4788
Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maud Karpeles
Letter No.: VWL4788
The Old Rectory
My Dear Maud
(1) Gordon Jacob will soon be sending you the 6 folk-tune marches for Fife & Drum band – I enclose his receipt
(2) Cd you look out for me what Novellos original contract with Mr Sharp1 & me was with regard to folk-tunes – The Oxf: Press2 are going to publish my Norfolk Rhapsody which uses one or two of the tunes for my “Folk-songs from the Eastern counties” – & I do not know if I shall have to ask there3 leave or not.
(3) Could you at your leisure look me out some of the Appallachian4 tunes which you want me to set so that I can have them to browse over –
I hope we shall get the hideous house in Holland Park5
Yrs vy sincerely
R Vaughan Williams
1. Cecil Sharp, folk music collector
2. Oxford University Press. The work was published in 1925.
5. Perhaps for the English Folk Dance Society headquarters.
Karpeles responded to the letter on 22 June 1925; see British Library MS Mus. 1714/2/3/1, ff. 16-19.
Location Of Original:
Shelfmark:MS Mus. 1742/2/3/1, ff. 12-13