Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Richard Standen

Letter No.: 
March 26th 1956.

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

Dear Mr Standen,
Scores safely arrived. Thank you very much for your beautiful singing, both in the St John and the St Matthew.1 We had a fine performance in Manchester, though the remains of my flu were still on me and I felt very exhausted at the end.2
Yours sincerely,
R Vaughan Williams

1. Bach's St John Passion and St Matthew Passion.
2. VW had conducted the Hallé Chorus and Orchestra in an abridged version of Bach's St Matthew Passion in Manchester on March 18.

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Typewritten, signed.