Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Eric Crozier

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VWL1313
26th July, 1950.

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey.

Dear Mr. Crozier,
Thank you very much for returning my libretto so promptly and for your interesting comments on it.
There was a talk, about a year ago, of doing the Opera in Liverpool Cathedral, but I insisted that the first performance must be a stage one - after that they could do what they liked.1
I think it is finally settled now that it will be done in Covent Gardens2 next year.
As regards a performance in Liverpool Cathedral, I think a lot of it wants re-writing would want re-writing for that purpose because, with the larger space all the more processional parts will take much longer and want much more music, so I do not quite know what is to happen about it.
Yours sincerely,
R Vaughan Williams

(R. Vaughan Williams).

Eric Crozier, Esq.,
Flat 3,
132, Cromwell Road, S.W.7.


1. There had been a proposal to perform Pilgrim's Progress at Liverpool Cathedral.
2. sic.

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