WOOD Sir Henry - Autograph Letter Signed 1939 praising a book on Wind Instruments
Sir Henry Joseph WOOD (1869-1944)Autograph Letter Signed (“Henry J. Wood”) to “My dear Mr. Carse”, congratulating him on his “very great achievement”, Musical Wind Instruments.
2 pages 4to, Oast Cottage, Mayfield, Sussex, 28 May 1939.
“I have brought away with me your splendid volume “Musical Wind Instruments” a copy of which I obtained from my bookseller – Bumpus – a few days ago, - & I have been reading it steadily, for three days, & felt I must write you a few lines of warmest congratulations, upon a very great achievement. If only we, as young men could have had such a volume, when we were students – the modern music lover is indeed most fortunate, & I consider you have worked out & finished the subject for all time & it should certainly become the textbook, upon this very vital & important subject. Again, many congratulations & the best of good wishes.”
In a postscript, he adds, “P.S. I do hope you have quite recovered your health by now. Stanley Marchant told me you had been ill & that he was going to see you.
Please note new address after Wednesday / 24 Fountain House / Park Street, W.I”
The composer and teacher Adam Carse wrote several much admired books on the orchestra as well as the one mentioned here on wind instruments. Carse’s very large collection of wind instruments is now in the Horniman Museum.
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