Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adine O'Neill

Letter No.: 
VWL1688
Sept 9 [1942]

The White Gates,
Dorking.

Dear Mrs O'Neill

We have now fixed Wednesday Nov 4th for your concert. Time 3.15. Place White House Assembly Room.1
We feel much honoured. You will receive a more formal letter from the Secretary Miss Horne Bredon Westcott Dorking (Westcott 55).
Yrs

R. Vaughan Williams

P.S. Would you play the Holst Toccata  in the miscellaneous part of your programme.1


1. VW organised a series of concerts by musicians living locally called 'Informal Hour of Music' during the war - see VWL1615 and VWL1625.
2. Toccata, H 153. The work had been written for Adine O'Neill as a silver wedding present in 1924. See Michael Short, Gustav Holst, the man and his music, p.225.

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MS Mus. 1714/1/13, f. 95
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420909