Letter from Arthur Somervell to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Letter No.: 
VWL387
4.2.13.

1, Albert Place,
Kensington. W

Dear Vaughan Williams

I cannot go to bed without writing you a few words to say how enormously I enjoyed your work. “Magnificent” is the only word I can think of that conveys my feelings.  It stands for me among the four really great choral works.  It is jolly of you to have written it.1
Yours ever

Arthur Somervell

Please don't take any notice of this note in the way of answering it.


1. The first London performance of A Sea Symphony had been given that evening at the Queen’s Hall. See Catalogue of Works.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/4
Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
130204