Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Cambridge University Music Society

Letter No.: 
VWL2949
[March 1954]

[From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, N.W.1. ]

To Cambridge University Music Society

Thank you all for a splendid performance last night.  I know well how much natural talent, hard work and devotion to artistic ideals this has involved.
You know, as well as I, that this could not have been achieved without the inspired leadership of Boris Ord and Dennis Arundell; and they know that their work would have been wasted if they had not had such a noble army to lead to victory.
R. Vaughan Williams


1. The Pilgrim’s Progress had been given by Cambridge University Music Society in a production by Dennis Arundell conducted by Boris Ord. See R.V.W.:a biography, pp.343-344.

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/21, f. 32
General notes: 

Transcript of note pasted in the Society’s Minute Book.
 The date can be ascertained since it was presumably the morning after the first performance.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
5403xa