Ernest Bunsen et al. - 25 December, 1849

from Letter to her daughter-in-law Mary Louisa, Christmas Day 1849, pages 129-130:

Our Christmas arrangements turned out all very well and I think were much enjoyed: about 25 children had their tea, while Mary, Ernest, Charles and George, with the help of Mr. Lear, gave last finishings and lighted up. The Virgin and Child from Raphael formed the centre of a bower of green and light, with a tree right and left and a festoon and star above. The organ was in a corner, unseen, and Frances played the Pastorale as the troop entered in procession. After all distributions and noise were over, Ernest sung ‘Comfort ye, my people.’
cite as

Frances von Bunsen, Letter to her daughter-in-law Mary Louisa, Christmas Day 1849. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 2 (London, 1879), p. 129-130. accessed: 21 November, 2017


Frances von Bunsen
Writer, Painting

Listening to

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written by George Frideric Handel, Domenico Scarlatti
performed by Frances Helen Bunsen
Comfort ye, my people
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Ernest Bunsen

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 December, 1849
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:34:37 +0000