Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams and others to the Editor of the Musical Times

Letter No.: 
[January 1947]

Bantock Society

We, the undersigned, desire to establish a Trust Fund for the promotion of further interest in the works of Granville Bantock.
One of the first objects will be to make gramophone recordings of a representative selection of his vocal, choral, instrumental and orchestral works in order to render them more readily accessible to the general public.
With this end in view it is necessary that the fund should be as large as possible and substantial donations are needed to cover the initial cost of launching the scheme. Particulars of the contents of a first volume of gramophone records, together with a reduced price to subscribers and further information will be circulated to all who respond to this appeal.
Donations should be sent to the Hon. Organizer, Dr. Christopher Edmunds, Principal: Birmingham School of Music, Paradise Street, Birmingham.
Mr. Jean Sibelius has honoured us by accepting the presidency of the society.
W. Greenhouse Allt                    William H. Harris
Ivor Atkins                                 Julius Harrison
Arnold Bax                                Victor Hely-Hutchinson 
Adrian C. Boult                          Desmond MacMahon
Rutland Boughton                      Stanley Marchant
Ernest Bullock                            Ernest Newman 
Havergal Brian                           Sydney Nicholson
Edric Cundell                             Clarence Raybould
George Dyson                            Hugh Roberton
Chistopher Edmunds                  J.A. Westrup
R.J. Forbes                                 Ralph Vaughan Williams

General notes: 

Printed in the Musical Times, January 1947, p. 30.

Musical Times, January 1947, p. 30.