Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Stainer and Bell

Letter No.: 
VWL408
July 13th 1914

Received from Stainer & Bell Ltd the sum of Two Guineas (£2.2.0) in consideration of which sum I hereby sell to them the plates of Anthem “O Praise the Lord” composed by me.1

Ralph Vaughan Williams


 1. See Catalogue of Works p.70 1913/3. It is not clear who was the first publisher of the anthem.

General notes: 

This letter, typed on Stainer & Bell's headed writing paper,and signed by VW, was sold at Sotheby's on 21 November 1990, lot 387.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
140713