Gustav Holst in London - 19 December, 1923
from Letter from Holst to Vaughan Williams, Dec. 1923, pages 59-60:
I have nothing more to say so I will merely give you the recapitulation section in close stretto.
1) Its what Ive been waiting for for 47½ years.
2) The performance was so full of You - even apart from the places I cribbed from you years ago.
3) Are you willing to sign a contract to conduct every first performance I get during the next 10 years or so?
4) You are teaching those people to sing!
5) Pray accept my Blessing
Letter from Holst to Vaughan Williams, Dec. 1923. In Gustav Holst (ed.), Heirs and rebels : letters written to each other and occasional writings on music (London, ), p. 59-60. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406803723473 accessed: 5 February, 2023
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Ode to Death
written by Gustav Holst
|performed by Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Bach Choir|
|Date/Time||19 December, 1923|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
This was the first London performance of Holst's 'Ode to Death'. It was given twice in the programme.