Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Barbirolli

Letter No.: 
December 28th 1955.

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

My dear John,

Boosey and Hawkes tell me that you have the score of my Wenlock Edge.  I want very much to go through it and see if it does not want improving before you do it.  Would you be so good as to ask your secretary to send it to me?  I have time on my hands now: but later on they may be filled with other work.  Could your secretary also tell me the date of the concert?
Love to Evelyn


1. Barbirolli was to revive the orchestral version of On Wenlock Edge, Catalogue of Works 1909/1, of c1921 - see R.V.W.: a biography, p.383.  According to notes by the recipient on the original it was to be given at Bradford on 10 February 1956, at Wolverhampton on 15 February and at Manchester (M/C) on 15 April.

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