Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958. Song of thanksgiving

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VWL1800 Letter from Adrian Boult to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dear Ralph,

We are very anxious for you, if you will, to write a Victory Anthem, to be used at the end of the war.  If you would honour us...

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VWL1813 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to James W. Welch (BBC)

Dear Mr Welch1

Only today (when your letter arrived) I was about to send you a revised version of the Victory Anthem2...

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VWL1816 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Norman Peterkin

Dear Peterkin

Many thanks for your letter about the ‘Victory’ anthem.  As far as I remember I have not yet promised to do it, but...

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VWL1846 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Norman Peterkin

Dear Peterkin

As usual the BBC are careless and ignorant.
As you say, the words in my Anthem are not from ‘Recessional’ but...

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