Frances von Bunsen in Kings College, Cambridge - 22 May, 1839

from Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 22 May 1839, page 506:

In the quadrangle of Trinity we met Mr. Whewell, whom I like very much and who conducted us most kindly till he was called away, and then Mr. Flint brought us to evening service at King's College Chapel. There Mr. Townley had offered to bespeak an anthem such as we should admire, and the choice fell upon Haydn's 'Let there be Light,' with the succeeding air and chorus - a singular and most unsuitable selection as a part of church-service, though in itself beautiful, and sung by very fine voices, accompanied by an exquisite organ.
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Frances von Bunsen, Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 22 May 1839. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 2 (London, 1879), p. 506. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1382975456041 accessed: 24 September, 2017

location of experience: Kings College, Cambridge

Listeners

Frances von Bunsen
Writer, Painting
1791-1876

Listening to

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Let there be Light
written by Haydn

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 May, 1839
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:06:45 +0000