Gustav Holst in Brynhyfryd - in the beginning of 1919
from Letter from Holst to Vaughan Williams, 12 April 1919, page 47:
Dear R . . . The enclosed [programme of a concert of British music in Constantinople] was quite a success. . . . Demobilisation was in full swing, and between it and flu and malaria I had a different orchestra every two days and sometimes almost every two hours. [...] The Wednesday before, we gave the concert, barring the choral items, at the Church Hall Summerhill. It was packed with a jolly, keen, rowdy audience who hardly breathed during the music [...] and then bellowed and stamped by way of applause. It was so good that I feared that the big concert would fall flat - which it didn't.
Letter from Holst to Vaughan Williams, 12 April 1919. In Imogen Holst and Ursula Vaughan Williams (ed.), Heirs and rebels (London, ), p. 47. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406803276036 accessed: 30 March, 2023
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|British music||performed by YMCA Orchestra|
|Date/Time||in the beginning of 1919|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Holst had been appointed as the YMCA's Musical Director in the Near East.