Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to William Cole

Letter No.: 
April 17th 1956.

From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, N.W.1.

Dear Bill,
The last thing I want to do is to make bad blood, so I will say nothing at present, but I shall probably write a letter to Margery1 to be read out at your next Music Committee meeting. But your idea of referring the music to me as a sort of arbiter is all wrong. the Music Committee must have the final say. By the way, one or two other people complained to me about the work, and I told them that their best course would be to lodge a complaint with the general Committee.
With that one small exception I think both the programme and its execution were splendid. And they sang my tune magnificently.
Love to Winifred

P.S. I will suggest some madrigals

1. Margery Cullen, secretary of the Leith Hill Musical Festival.