Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Simona Pakenham

Letter No.: 
VWL3491
[After July 1956]

Dear Simona

As I said, I will not say anything for or against your new bit. I believe Ursula is writing about it.
As to facts however, I do not think it is correct to say that “Sancta”1 is almost forgotten - Of course it is not a best seller like Sea Symph but it has had among other performances 2 or 3 shows at the 3 Choirs 2 as broadcasts - Kripps took it to Rome where it was done in a Latin version made by me & he also took it to America2  & Australia during the last few years - & it was done at the last Leeds Festival (1954?)3
All love

Ralph


1. i.e. Sancta Civitas
2. See R.V.W.: a biography, p.355
3. In fact 1953, see R.V.W.: a biography, p.339

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Original database number: 
56xxxx