Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Buckland

Letter No.: 
VWL5009
12 [i.e.11] February, 1948.

The White Gates,
Dorking,

Dear Buckland,
I listened to your Electra music the other night and thought it very successful as background music, which is after all what it was meant to be. I hope you will get some more work of the same kind.
I thought, otherwise, the performance was horrible. They all shouted and screamed at each other and had no sense of metre at all. The leader of the chorus was especially bad in that respect.
I am glad you are with Gordon Jacob. I thought he had given up teaching.
Yours sincerely,
R Vaughan Williams

(R. Vaughan Williams).

 

John Buckland, Esq.,
Hazelwood,
Steyne Road,
Seaford, Sussex.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Music-related Autograph Collection Box 11, Folder V38 Letter 008
General notes: 

Postmarked 11 February 1948, so presumably date on letter is incorrect.
Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter