Lionel Tertis in Holborn - 25 April, 1959

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 114:

We were most fortunate in our fellow-musicians who assisted at the service. The gentlemen of the Choir of St Pauls sang an unaccompanied anthem by Dr Ernest Walker, a setting of the words of Psalm 121: ‘I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills’- one of the finest quartet ensembles of voices we had ever heard. / Sir William McKie, the organist of Westminster Abbey, most kindly played the organ for us. During the signing of the register he performed, magnificently, Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in B minor. This was followed by three duets for cello and viola which Lillian and I …   more >>

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Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 114. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Holborn


Lionel Tertis

Listening to

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Unaccompanied anthem/ Prelude and Fugue in B minor/ Three duets for cello and viola: Psalm 23 ‘Crimond’; ‘Elizabethan Melody’; anonymous fifteenth-century folk song with organ accompaniment
written by John Dowland, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ernest Walker
performed by Choir of St Pauls, Lillian Warmington, William McKie, Lionel Tertis

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 April, 1959
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The music was played during Lionel Tertis' wedding with Lilian Warmington at the Musicians’ Church, St Sepulchre’s in Holborn.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:20:00 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:00:36 +0000