Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Cockshott

Letter No.: 
30th July, 1947.

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

G. Cockshott, Esq.,
13 Brackendale,

Dear Cockshott,
I was very much interested in your article in the "Musical Times" and agree with most of it thoroughly.1
We had a very pleasant visit from Mr. and Mrs. Hansen.2 Unfortunately, his visit to the schools was rather spoilt by the fact that examinations were going on and they could not have much music. He had long talks with some of the teachers, so I hope he get some good out of it.
Yours sincerely,
R Vaughan Williams

R. Vaughan Williams.

1. Cockshott's article on modern composition 'Why so Grum?' was published in the July editionĀ of the Musical Times in 1947.
2. Carl Willum Hansen was a Danish composer and music educator, who worked with Cockshott on some compositions.

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/32, f. 37
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Typewritten, signed.