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VWL2365 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Editor of The Times

Sir,

The Composer’s Guild of Great Britain most ardently supports the protests against the closing down of the Crown Film Unit. “Crown”,...

19520204
VWL2438 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Editor of the Bournemouth Daily Echo.

Sir,

A wise man once said that he would prefer to be Socrates discontented than to be a hog contented. The Town Council of Bournemouth...

19520624
VWL4687 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to William McKie

Dear McKie
You were talking the other day about representing Australian composers in your programme, when I mentioned Stanley Bate. I think...

19521119
VWL2625 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Dear Adrian

I should, of course, love you to give a first performance of something of mine, and if I ever write anything more for orchestra...

19530128
VWL2676 Reference for Leonard Hancock from Ralph Vaughan Williams

Mr. Leonard Hancock is in my opinion a very competent and talented conductor.  He undertook the production of my Opera, “Pilgrim's Progress” at...

19530415
VWL2693 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Editor of The Times

“GLORIANA”

Sir,

I do not propose, after a single hearing, to appraise either the words or the music of Gloriana.  The...

19530618
VWL2702 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Byard

Dear Mr Byard,
This is sad news about the Bristol Phil. but I fear its1 no good flogging a dead horse, and I had better reserve my...

19530711
VWL2708 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Byard

Dear Byard,

I am sorry I have not answered your letter before, but I have been away and very busy.  My feeling is that it is no good adding...

19530802
VWL4074 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Sandwith Boys Smith

Dictated.

Dear Master,

I hope you will not think that I am interfering in other people's business. I have received a letter from...

19540522
VWL4073 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to George Guest

Dear Mr Guest,
Thank you for writing. I had already heard the good news from Robin Orr and I am so glad about it.1
Yours...

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