Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ivor Atkins

Letter No.: 
March 10 [1929]

13 Cheyne Walk
S.W 3

Dear Atkins
I look forward with great pleasure to hearing my Sancta Civitas at Worcester. It is most kind of you to suggest my coming to conduct it myself and I should like to accept very much if I feel sure I can secure an adequate performance. It is a difficult work & requires a good deal of rehearsal - I think I ought to have at least 90 minutes piano rehearsal with the choir (they being previously of course note perfect); At least 60 minutes with the orchestra alone - and at least 60 minutes full rehearsal.
The work - as I daresay you know - takes about 40 minutes to perform.
I look forward very much to seeing your new edition of the St John Passion.
Yours sincerely
R Vaughan Williams


Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add. MS 69449, f.6
General notes: 

Yea from context. In the hand of AVW, signed by VW.