Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Aaron Copland to William Strickland, June 11, 1943.
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June 11, 1943
It was nice to hear from you. Bob Ward has told me about your various activities some time back.
As you see I'm still here. I'm working on the score for a Russian picture called The North Star. Nothing would please me more than to take time out to dash off a chorus for your outfit, but its out of the question right now. Aside from doing this picture I've promised a ballet for Martha Graham, and am up to my ears in work.
If you can have patience it may happen yet. But you would need about six months patience -- and thats probably too much to ask. As far as publication goes, I am hopelessly tied to B & H for the next four years.
Sure you can present the organ manuscript to the Library of Congress. Maybe they'd send me a letter of acknowledgement.
Your job sounds interesting. All good luck with it.