Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Letter No.: 
May 5 [1946]

The White Gates

Dear Gerald

My committee believing as I do that a conductor as much as a tenor or a double bass is worthy of his hire wish with my complete concurrence to send you a small “expenses” fee.  This is merely a matter of our own conscience and has really nothing to do with you. My only trouble is that it is entirely inadequate - but I hope you will take the will for the deed - but of course it has nothing to do with our gratitude to you for your masterly conducting & a beautiful work1


1. VW had invited Finzi to conduct a concert at the Leith Hill Musical Festival on 4 May 1946 at which the tenor Bainbridge White sang Finzi' s cantata Dies natalis.

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Finzi Box 10
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Cobbe 457
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