Richard Temple Savage in Norwich - in the middle of 1936

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, pages 40-41:

Beecham conducted Delius' "Mass of Life" which meant that we had to send for a certain Captain Waterhouse who played the bass oboe. He was a total mystery to me, I never knew his first name - he was always referred to simply as Captain Waterhouse - I never talked to him; he would appear, tallish, faintly military, not young, and vanish again. I often wondered what he did during those long, long spells when he was not playing the bass oboe, an instrument for which opportunities of employment were very rare indeed. But I never discovered.
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 40-41. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Norwich


Richard Temple Savage
clarinettist music librarian, writer, music librarian, Clarinetist, Writer

Listening to

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'Mass of Life'
written by Delius
performed by unnamed choir, unnamed soloists, Sir Thomas Beecham, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1936
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


Follows straight on from Experience 1426871249587.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:07:11 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:27:59 +0000