Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Barbirolli

Letter No.: 
[Mid 1955]

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


VW’s choice for Matthew Passion

Margaret Ritchie
Nancy Evans
Wilfrid Brown (Tenor for arias)
Eric Greene Evangelist
David Galliher (Arias)
Standen (Christus) or
Faulkner if here
Scott Joynt to sing to V.W.
Ring Percy

Send Bardgett1 to see V.W.
Manchester Schools Choir?

Reh[earsal]s to be carefully arranged so he doesn’t have more than 1 a day.

1.  On Herbert Bardgett’s involvement see VWL3311.

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Notes apparently taken at a discussion with VW of the performance of the St Matthew Passion he was to conduct in Manchester on 18 March 1956, see R.V.W.: a biography, pp.369-370 and Kennedy, Works of Vaughan Williams p.334.

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