Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Edward J. Dent

Letter No.: 
[After 2nd November 1931]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Dent

I am a fearful nuisance - but there are Phil: rehearsals1 on Dec 1 & 2 at 2.0 p.m. & as B Cameron2 is I believe doing ‘Job’ I ought to be there - but I will write to him & see if he will do it on Tuesday not on Wed:
As regard the Mus. Ass. I will do my best to be present.3
Thank you very much for your screed about Glock4 - one thing surprizes me - you say that he sat for the Mus.B. May 1931 (i.e. last May) & that he failed because his free composition was not approved of though his stodge was good - In that case I must have examined him - & I cannot imagine myself turning down a candidate who had passed in stodge because I did not like his original work - so I can’t understand.

R. Vaughan Williams

1. Royal Philharmonic Society
2. Basil Cameron
3. Dent was to give a paper to the Musical Association (now Royal Musical Association) entitled 'The Romantic Spirit in Music', which was delivered on 9 March 1933 and published in the Proceedings of the Musical Association, 59 (1932-3), 85-102.
4. William Glock


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Dent Archive undated
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This letter clearly dates from after VWL962, another letter to Dent on the same subject.

Cobbe 207
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