Correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 KEN/3/1/25
  • Dates of Creation
      22 Nov 1962-24 Jul 1963
  • Physical Description
      16 pieces; 21 sheets.

Scope and Content

With Oxford University Press Music Department, the principal correspondent being Alan Frank [publisher, editor, writer and clarinettist]. The letters relate largely to queries made by MK regarding publication, copyright and performance dates of various works and different arrangements of pieces by RVW, including: The Lark Ascending; the processional hymn, For All the Saints; the masque, On Christmas Night; Te Deum in G; Greensleeves; Hymn Tune Prelude on 'Song 13'; Galop from the Suite for Viola and Small Orchestra; Magnificat; Violin Sonata; Thanksgiving for Victory; Land of Our Birth; The New Commonwealth; Folk Songs of the Four Seasons; Sun, Moon, Stars and Man; Symphony No. 6; Three Shakespeare Songs; Hodie; An Oxford Elegy; Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 5; Fen and Flood; Four Last Songs; Old Hundredth; Partita; arrangement of the accompaniment for Purcell's An Evening Hymn; also relates an anecdote about RVW's opinion of Mahler (no. 7).

Tthe anecdote in no. 7 is quoted in MK's book, p. 376.