Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Cedric Glover

Letter No.: 
19th Septr., 1951.

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey.

Dear Cedric

I am sorry about the clashing of the Bach Choir and our Dorking performance. The fault is really mine because I had already made an engagement in Sheffield for the 22nd., which was the original date suggested, but something clashes whatever one does.
I do not know whether you suggest that we should revive Sullivan’s ‘cello Concerto at the Dorking Festival, but I am afraid we have neither time, opportunity nor wish to revive old and doubtful things on such an occasion.
I heard Bruneau’s Requiem years ago by the Bach Choir and thought it a perfectly dreadful work. I hope it will not be revived.

(R. Vaughan Williams).

Cedric Glover, Esq.,
Holmbury St. Mary.

1. Alfred Bruneau. His Requiem was published in 1895. Glover was enthusiastic about the composer.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1116, f.151

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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/19, f. 111
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Typewritten, signed.

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