Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Eric Walter White

Letter No.: 
VWL2850
4th November, 1948.

The White Gates,
Dorking,

Dear Mr. White1,

I am sorry I cannot come to the Music Panel Meeting.
Would it be in order to suggest to you that brass bands should be included in the 1951 festival?2 As I daresay you know they are the most popular form of music in England and their technique is wonderful; their taste shocking. Perhaps if we admitted them into the fold it would help them in that matter.
Yours sincerely,

R. Vaughan Williams

(R. Vaughan Williams).

Eric White, Esq.,
Arts Council of Great Britain,
4, St. James’s Square,
S.W.1.


1.   Assistant Secretary of the Arts Council of Great Britain, 1942-1971.
2.   The Festival of Britain.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Arts Council archive file EL 2/20
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 506
Original database number: 
481104a