Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Cockshott

Letter No.: 
Dec 10 [1940s?]


Dear Mr Cockshott
Thankyou for the 'Holly & Ivy' - I think your list of gramophone records very good1 - Though I think I shd like to add a few more both of the older & the younger school - Also I don't think you mention the Enigma Variations - also some choral works - Elgar Gerontius, Parry 'Blest Pair', Stanford 'Songs of the Fleet' & 'Revenge', Holst "Hymn of Jesus" & Britten's 'Boy was born' Ireland 'These things shall be' - what about some Grainger & ought not you to [be] in - & what about some Purcell & some madrigals?
I shall be free Jan 10, 11, & 12 & would gladly look at some of your work on one of those days
Yrs sincerely
R Vaughan Williams

P.S. choral music
Holst's "This have I done for my true love"

1. The purpose of the list is not clear - perhaps Cockshott compiled it for teaching his students.


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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/32, ff. 24-27
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Date year estimated.