Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ivor Atkins

Letter No.: 
[April? 1926]

Leith Hill Place
Nr. Dorking

Dear Atkins
I don't think there wd be any necessity for me to rehearse the Wasps at Worcester - the Symphony is a different thing - but as you say this is [...]: I suppose it is the Symph takes 35 mins & therefore ought to have 70 to rehearse - The Wasps takes 7 & therefore ought to have 15. - say 90 minutes altogether - is that poss? Be assured that if I can do it in less I will.1
I will send you the names of the movements when I get back to London. I cannot remember them this minute.2
Yrs sincerely
R Vaughan Williams

1. VW was to conduct his Pastoral Symphony at the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester in September 1926; the Wasps overture was also to be performed. See also VWL4174.
2. See VWL4173.


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Add. MS 69449, f.4-5
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Date from context.