Letter from Gustav Holst to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Letter No.: 
VWL3960
April 9

Dear R
I've nothing more to say as I will merely give you the recapitulation section in close stretto.
1)  It's what I've been waiting for for 47½ years
2)  The performance1 was so full of You - even apart from the places I cribbed from you years ago.
3)  Are you willing to sign a contract to conduct every first performance I get during the next 10 years or so?
4)  You are teaching those people to sing!
5)  Pray accept my Blessing
Y
G


1.  On 7 April the Bach Choir, conducted by VW, performed Holst's Rig Veda.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add. MS 57953, f.
Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Heirs and Rebels, Letter XXIII
Original database number: 
Holst