in Windsor - 21 January, 1892

from Funeral of the Duke of Clarence:

Suddenly the sound of solemn music in the direction of the [Windsor] station reached us, and it was whispered “they’re coming”. Still the minute gun sent forth its charges. Now in the bend of the road, 200 yards on our left, a body of Cavalry on black chargers – the men wore helmets with white horse hair plumes. The sun, which now struggled through the grey clouds, reflected on their breastplates. The chargers paced very slowly. This was an escort of the 2nd Life Guards. Then came the military bands, with their instruments and gold lace dazzling in the sun. They numbered close to 200 …   more >>
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Funeral of the Duke of Clarence. In Western Mail (21 January, 1892). http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1386517168836 accessed: 23 September, 2017

location of experience: Windsor

Listening to

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Funeral March
written by Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn, Henry Purcell, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Fryderyk Chopin
performed by massed regimental bands

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 January, 1892
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by th4 on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 15:39:28 +0000