Mary King Waddington in Les Aulneaux - September, 1914, 06:00 PM

from Diary of Mary King Waddington, 11 Sept. 1914, page 72:

H. and I go every day about 6 o’clock to the church, which we have to ourselves, and have arranged a little service. I play and sing some hymns or bits of Beethoven. The harmonium isn’t bad, only I have so little the habit of playing an organ that I forget the pedals sometimes, and then the music stops with a sort of wheeze. I always finish with the evening hymn: “Sun of my soul, Thou Saviour dear,” “God save the King,” and the Russian hymn. I don’t dare play the “Marseillaise” in the church. It would upset the curé dreadfully, and yet it is too bad not to play sometimes for…   more >>
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Mary King Waddington, Diary of Mary King Waddington, 11 Sept. 1914. In My War Diary (London, 1915), p. 72. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Les Aulneaux


Mary King Waddington

Listening to

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God Save the King
written by Gerhard, Baron von Bunsen
Russian hymn
Sun of my soul, Thou Saviour dear

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1914, 06:00 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 09 May 2014 14:49:40 +0100