Paul Creston à Jean-Marie Londeix 22 août 1977
22 August 77
What a terrible time this recording has had! And what a mysterious voyage my RAPSODIE has sustained! But the travels of your letter addressed to Ellensburg from which I moved in June 1976 was even more curious.
You are right everything comes to one who waits and I might add: all´s well that ends well. (I couldn´t find the correct idiomatic expression in French.)
Finally, I received the tape and I have listened to it and I am very happy with your performance; it is perfect. But, unfortunately, I cannot say the same thing about the organist. The registration of the pedals is too heavy, and it might not be their fault one can only hear the organ when it is playing alone.
I sent a copy of the recording to Shawnee Press, the publisher.
Please excuse the tardiness of my reply. Between June 24 and July 10 we were my wife and I in New York to celebrate our fiftieth wedding anniversary. And your last letter arrived the 10th of August.
As soon as the RAPSODIE is printed I will send you a copy.
The RAPSODIE is about 10 minutes in length. I hope that you like it.
with friendship, admiration and thanks,
(Signed) Paul CRESTON
Monsieur Jean-Marie LONDEIX.
Translation by Jennie Wood and William Street, University of Alberta
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