Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Cecil Armstrong Gibbs

Letter No.: 
[8th November 1937]

Leith Hill Place,

The White Gates

Dear Armstrong

A certain Miss Marjorie Jaco1 has asked me to come to Exeter in May & conduct a tune of mine - on the face of it it seems a rather tall order - But as she refers me to you I write to ask if there is any outstanding reason why I should accept.

R. Vaughan Williams

1. Marjorie Jaco, an organist and choirmistress, who had studied with Ernest Bullock (later principal of the Royal College of Music) and worked with various distinguished musicians in the 1930s, as we wll as being an examiner for Trinity College of Music. She led various choirs and held several posts in and around Exeter, as well as a period in South Africa. Armstrong Gibbs, among others, dedicated a work to her.

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GB 1111 GBS

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MS Mus. 1714/2/5, f. 111
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