Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, 17 March 1944

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Letter to Harry Somers

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Case Study: 
Creative Dialogue Across the Ocean: Eric Aldwinckle’s Letters to Harry Somers
Creator: 
Aldwinckle, Eric
Source: 
letter
Date: 
17 March 1944
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format. Reproduced with the kind permission of Margaret Bridgman.

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00001592-2
Language: 
eng
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image
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jpg
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unknown distance in your mind's ear. Somehow I think the music you create will be what I heard and will be familiar to me.
Glad about your reactions to Mime. I know it has some good qualities, but I am tremendously pleased that you are going to perform it some day. Harry I will really try to produce some more music worthy of your fingers some day. They must necessarily be small and simple but they can be good. There is only one thing I am anxious about if you do perform it, and that is an extraneous passage in the first half which was put in purely for stage timing and is in the way as a concert piece. The best way to describe it not having a copy myself is to ask Reg Godden to point out the two bars "coming down stairs". They are the two bars just before the first melody [staff with music notes] consecutive thirds I think. Anyway you'll recognise them. They are rather obviously unpleasant.
So good about you playing your own at the Conservatory. And I am grateful. You are so full of ideas for music. That is a silly thing to say I suppose. I mean I am grateful for all good things.
Sorry to hear about your father. My father had the same thing. It is rotten