Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Julian Herbage (BBC)

Letter No.: 
22nd June, 1949.

The White Gates,

Dear Sir

Would it not be possible to devote some of the time on one of your Sunday mornings to the Pipers’ Guild and their work?  It seems to me they are doing splendid work in teaching the elements of musical performance and instrument construction to children; also making them acquainted with delightful tunes in a delightful manner.
It seems to me a very important part of musical education in this country and the results in the hands of expert performers are really delightful.1
Yours faithfully,

R Vaughan Williams
(R. Vaughan Williams).

The Editor,
“Music Magazine”,
Broadcasting House,

1.  VW had written Suite for Pipes, Catalogue of Works 1939/3, for the Pipers Guild which had been published the previous year.


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Shelfmark of original letter: 
Music General Files, R27/509, RVW 1940-1949 file 1
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Typewritten, signed.

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