Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Anthony Scott

Letter No.: 
Sept 30 [1953]

10 Hanover Terrace

Dear Tony

I am so angry and ashamed at the title page of your new tune.  As you well know I wrote neither the tune, the harmonies nor the words - so my name ought not to appear at all - Whereas my name is printed bigger than yours! I feel such a fool being given credit for something I have never done (I wish I had!).1
I have written a stinger to Alan Frank - do you think I ought to be firm and demand withdrawal of the issue[?]
My love to Ruth


1. See VWL2725.

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MS Mus. 1714/1/20, ff. 138-139
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