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

Baroness 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 1 (London, 1879), p. 129-130. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1383326276053 accessed: 2 December, 2021

Listeners

Baroness von Bunsen
Painting, Writer
1791-1876

Listening to

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

Experience Information

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

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