Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to William Cole

Letter No.: 
January 26th 1957.

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

Dear Bill

Thank you for your letter. I have had no answer from Miss Riddick yet!1
I think we had better have Martin to play, in spite of his not being ablre2 to come to rehearsal - I suppose he could come to the Saturday rehearsal all right. - and perhaps we could arrange a morning rehearsal for the solosist and obbligatists as we have done before? Namely, Soprano, contralto, tenor, flute, oboe, violin, 2 violas, 'cello and continuo. That would ease things very much at full rehearsal. I think as so many of our players have to be away at the Thursday rehearsal we better ask all the strings, amateur and professional, to come either to the afternoon, or the evening rehearsal, or both. Though I don't think we need have all the double basses, two will be enough, one for each orchestra, and I do not think we need have the solo wind. I know it will mean a little more money, but I happen to know there will be some. Love to Winifred.

1. Presumably in response to VWL3695.
2. sic.

General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.