Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Rev. Leonard Starey

Letter No.: 
[c.15th March 1945]

The White Gates,

My Dear Vicar1

Thank you very much for your letter.2
I breathe a sigh of relief when these occasions are over - when I think of all the enthusiasm & devotion to music of the 300 people - & that by a single act of carelessness I might bring it all to disaster it is rather overwhelming.
Yours sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams

1.  Leonard Starey, Vicar of Dorking
2.  According to a letter to UVW from the recipient, this followed a performance of the St Matthew Passion in Dorking Parish Church about 1945 (in which year it took place on 11th March).

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MS Mus. 1714/1/16, f. 24
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