Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Robert Müller-Hartmann

Letter No.: 
May 20 [1945]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Müller-Hartmann
I have been consulting the authors society & they are of [the] opinion that I have only realized by half the material value of your work. I have been through the score again & seeing more fully the skill, knowledge & mental concentration also the creative effort contained in it that they are quite right.
I fear that it is now too late to undo my quite unwitting discourtesy - but I hope that the enclosed "scrap of paper"1 will at all events technically salve my conscience.
With renewed thanks
Yrs very sincerely
R Vaughan Williams

1. i.e. cheque. Müller-Hartmann had been copying and preparing the parts for VW's edition of Bach's B minor Mass. See VWL1773, VWL1857, VWL1869.


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MS Mus 1714/2/6, ff. 111-112
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