Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Edmund Rubbra

Letter No.: 
7th August, 1947.

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

E Rubbra, Esq.,
Valley Cottage,
High Wood Bottom,
Lacey Green,
Aylesbury, Bucks.

Dear Rubbra,

Are you going to be at the Gloucester Festival rehearsal on September 3rd? That is the day I rehearse my Number Five1 and, if you could possibly be there to listen and criticise, I should be very grateful.
I rehearse at 10.40 a.m. and 2.40 p.m. The early time would be the best for me.
I am also asking Gerald Finzi to do the same thing.

Yours sincerely,
R Vaughan Williams

R. Vaughan Williams.3

P.S. I enjoyed your 3d programme particularly the cello sonata - theĀ psalmsĀ seemed at 1st hearing a little too lean2

1. Symphony no. 5
2. Rubbra's music had been the subject of a broadcast on 5th August 1947, which included the first broadcast performance of Three Psalms, for contralto and piano, op.61, the Cello sonata in G minor, op.60, and the String Quartet in F minor, op.35.
3. Rubbra's reply is VWL3641.


Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Rubbra Box 21, f. 143
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed. Postscript in hand of VW.