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BRITTEN, Benjamin (1913-1976). Composer.
Typewritten Letter Signed ('Ben') to James Butt ('My dear Jim'), 1 page 4to with envelope, The Red House, Aldeburgh, 14 April 1970. Explaining that he had been abroad, and declining a proposition.
'... Your offer was a very tempting one - although I don't think that any piece by me is likely to sell 35,000 copies in its first year! - but I fear I have an exclusive contract with my publisher and it cannot be broken. So the Maltings will have to do without it!'

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