Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Stanford Robinson

Letter No.: 
VWL838
Sunday [19th January 1930]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Mr Stanford Robinson1

I believe that my “Flos Campi”2  is being done at a B.B.C concert shortly.  Would it be possible for me to attend one of your choral rehearsals?  I should much like to hear the work in course of preparation.
Yours sincerely

R Vaughan Williams


1. English conductor. He had joined the BBC as chorus master in 1924 and remained a staff conductor until 1966.
2.  Flos Campi, Catalogue of Works 1925/5.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
File 910, VW composer
General notes: 

The letter was marked as being received on 21 Jan., a Tuesday. In the hand of AVW, signed by VW.
Robinson wrote to VW on 30th January: ‘I must say when we first started to rehearse the work we were very puzzled, but our pleasure has increased with our understanding & we are really looking forward to the performance tomorrow night’.
  In the hand of AVW signed by VW.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
300119