Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Evangeline Farrer

Letter No.: 
Aug 18 [1946]

The White Gates

Dear Evangeline
Thankyou so much for your letter. I still feel sorry about it1 - I feel that if we once drop out it will never revive under us & then it will revive under some other organisation & we shall have no hold over the quality [?} of the music - I think that (probably owing to my bad writing) you misunderstood the passage - I did not say that it was pedantic to have a competition - but to think it necessary to have a competition merely because we call ourselves "C"2
R Vaughan Williams

1. The Leith Hill Musical Competition had decided to drop the Children's Day from its programme; see VWL4398.
2. See VWL4398.

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