Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Arnold Barter

Letter No.: 
Sept 22 1946

The White Gates,

Dear Barter

Thank you very much - I have passed on the name to Mr Cooper.1
I hear on all hands what a fine show Dyson gave of my tune - In a way I wish I had been there - on the other hand in that case I should probably have had to conduct it and this fine performance wd have been lost.2

R. Vaughan Williams

1. See VWL2098.
2. This letter relates to a performance of the Benedicite, Catalogue of Works 1929/1, at the Three Choirs Festival in Hereford which had been rehearsed at the Royal College of Music. George Dyson’s Quo Vadis was also being given at the festival. See R.V.W.: a biography, p.269. Another letter about this performance is to Gerald Finzi - VWL2097.

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