Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Henry Wood

Letter No.: 
VWL1749
Feb 9 [1943]

The White Gates
Dorking

Dear Wood

I am honoured that you will put my symphony into your programme without seeing it!1
As regards conducting it - Of course I shall be pleased & proud if you did it - on the other hand if it wd take a burden off your shoulders I will willingly do it myself & though no conductor I think I have sufficient experience not to let you down2
Yrs sincerely

R Vaughan Williams


1.  Symphony no. 5 in D (see VWL1748).
2.  In the event VW did conduct the work on 24 June as Wood was ill.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add MS 56422, f. 150
General notes: 

Year added in pencil.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 409
Original database number: 
430209