Wilfred Owen in Dunsden Green - 7 December, 1911

from Letter from Wilfred Owen to his sister Mary, 7 Dec. 1911, page 101:

[A]t the present moment my heart is filled with music. ’Tis thus: After the Scrip. Union Meeting which I took alone, and thoroughly enjoyed, I took upon myself... to teach a Carol to the ‘Sowers’ and others; which they are to sing at the Sunday School Treat to my accompaniment. There were about a dozen, from ten to fourteen years old, and some have really exceptional voices, and all seem most intelligent; so it [is] with real pleasure that I ‘doh-ray-me’ before them; harp on first piano, then organ; insist on pauses, slurs and crescendo’s, and beg the rosy mouths to ope a trifle …   more >>
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Wilfred Owen, Letter from Wilfred Owen to his sister Mary, 7 Dec. 1911. In John Bell and Harold Owen (ed.), Collected Letters (1967), p. 101. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1399911562584 accessed: 29 November, 2023

location of experience: Dunsden Green


Wilfred Owen
Poet, Soldier

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 December, 1911
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others


At this time, Owen was lay assistant and pupil to Rev. Herbert Wigan, Vicar of Dunsden near Reading.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 12 May 2014 17:19:22 +0100