Baron von Bunsen et al. in Heidelberg - 25 December, 1855, 06:00 PM

from Letter from Baron Bunsen to Mrs Schwabe, Christmas Day 1855, pages 193-194:

How shall I describe to you my astonishment, I might say my pleasure in sadness, when, on entering yesterday evening at 6 o’clock the room closed throughout the day, then brilliant with the Christmas tree, I was greeted by the soft organ tones to which I was accustomed on the Capitol, and afterwards in Carlton Terrace, sounding forth from a hidden corner the ‘Pastorale’ of Händel and then the German ‘ Chorale,’ to which the voices of twenty children and many others, those of Frances and Theodora and Sternberg prevailing, intoned the Hymn itself! I could not help thinking, in the …   more >>
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Baron von Bunsen, Letter from Baron Bunsen to Mrs Schwabe, Christmas Day 1855. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 2 (London, 1879), p. 193-194. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1393431499665 accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Heidelberg

Listeners

Baron von Bunsen
Diplomat, diplomat, Theologian, scholar
1791-1860
Frances von Bunsen
Writer, Painting
1791-1876

Listening to

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Chorale
He shall feed His flock
written by George Frideric Handel
Pastorale
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 December, 1855, 06:00 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:18:19 +0000