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 >>
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: 1 June, 2023
|Date/Time||7 December, 1911|
|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