Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Joanna Hadley

Letter No.: 
Oct 17th [1906]

13 Cheyne Walk

Dear Mrs Hadley

I am very sorry that tomorrow is impossible for me - But I hope to send you all the singing & dancing music tomorrow.1
I think I have secured two good violinists for the orchestra - It is the afternoon of Dec 1st is it not?  So please ask all those names you suggested and let me know when you have heard what we have secured
The music will be very simple.  I think two orchestral rehearsals will be ample - and it is no good having them till the end of November.  I think it will be better not to have the orchestra at the full rehearsal but a pianoforte - as I intend all the songs to be sung unaccompanied as folk-songs should be.
Yrs very truly

R. Vaughan Williams

1. See VWL213. VW was composing music for Pilgrim's Progress.

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Add. MS 70935, ff.6-7
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