Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Barbirolli

Letter No.: 
October 26th [1952]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear John

I hear from the O.U.P. that the score of S.A.1 will be ready by November 1st and the parts by November 17th.  Will you tell your Librarian to communicate direct with the O.U.P. as to what you would like done with them.
You once murmured something about having a preliminary run through - if this is possible it would be a great boon to me.  The O.U.P. are making a fuss about getting extra parts ready early in view of proposed American performances.  But I say that they must do nothing till I have heard it, and possibly made alterations -
My love to Evelyn


1.  i.e. Sinfonia Antartica.


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Note by Barbirolli at head of letter: ‘W.H. J. Rehs F. T. H. Nov 25 2-5 - 6-9 read V W 7th  Note extra instruments required’. The body of the letter is in the hand of UVW signed with final greeting by VW.

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