Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Buckland

Letter No.: 
Sept 14 [1950?]

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

Dear Buckland
Thankyou for your "Apologia pro Vita Mea" which I am sure did you good & interested me (so far as I could read it) very much. By the way I never said that I composed "at the piano" - That is to say that I did what the young composers in sentimental novels do - sat at the piano to structure a beautiful chord & then write it down (or get someone else to) But if I do use the pfte to help me - when E.G. I am not sure that I have got the harmony I want I go to the pfte to make sure - but if you can get by without it all well
R Vaughan Williams


Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Music-related Autograph Collection Box 11, Folder V38 Letter 029
General notes: 

Year estimated from content as around 1950.