Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Vally Lasker

Letter No.: 
VWL2285
24th October, 1951

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey.

Dear Vally,1

Thank you very much for your letter, which touched me very much and I was very much interested both in your account of Overstone and of the “Holiday Singers”.2
By the way, Arnold Foster has just made an orchestration of another Welsh Hymn tune, “Hyfrydol”.
Love from
Uncle Ralph

(R. Vaughan Williams).

Miss Lasker
1, Gliddon Road,
London, W.14


1. Music mistress at St Paul’s Girls School and formerly colleague of Gustav Holst.
2. Vally Lasker had conducted Finzi's song 'Muses and graces' (op.34) with words by Ursula Wood (UVW), composed for the 21st anniversary of Overstone School, in 1950.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/19, f. 57
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
511024