Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Byard

Letter No.: 
VWL2332
18th December, 1951.

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey.

Dear Mr. Byard,

I had hoped to meet you and talk with you at Bristol the other day, but as I daresay you know, my train was an hour late, and that upset all the plans.

I am so glad your people are doing “The Shepherds” and enjoying it.

The best stage performance of “Riders” I have seen was done by the R.C.M.1 children last summer.  It really, I think, requires a small theatre and a small stage, but so does “The Shepherds” for that matter, though as a matter of fact the Shepherds came off quite well at Covent Garden.
Yours sincerely,
R. Vaughan Williams
(R. Vaughan Williams).

H. Byard, Esq.,
4, Randall Road,
Clifton, Bristol.


1.  Royal College of Music, 30 November 1937.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/5, f.13

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 162, f.12
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
511218a