Charles Halle in Hagen - between the 1820's and the 1840's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 23-24:

Once in the year, on New Year's night, this performance was varied at 12 o'clock midnight. A chorus, principally of children, accompanied the watchman through the streets, and after the three notes of the horn, sang with him this verse : Das alte Jahr vergangen ist ; Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, Dass du uns in so mancher Gefahr So gnadiglich behutet dies Jahr. The tune was one of the fine Lutheran chorales, but much embroidered.The effect of the clear children's voices through the stillness of the night being heard faintly in the distance at first and gradually drawing nearer and …   more >>

cite as

Charles Halle, and Marie Hallé and Charles E Halle (ed.), Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) (London, 1896), p. 23-24. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427127227616 accessed: 29 January, 2022

location of experience: Hagen

Listeners

Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist
1819-1895

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1820's and the 1840's
Medium live

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:13:47 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:15:41 +0100