Alexander Mackenzie in Sydenham - 1885

from A Musician's Narrative , page 155:

A commission to write an Ode for the Crystal Palace in celebration of Queen Victoria's Jubilee now occupied me; and the attempt to make its performance possible in every part of Her Majesty's Dominions on the identical day was accomplished. That it could be written, printed and dispatched in time to be given simultaneously in Canada, Australia, Trinidad and Cape Colony seemed to mean achievement on the part of the publisher and authors. Mr. Manns undertook the preparation for home consumption, and secured an excellent performance at Sydenham; but London offered greater attractions on the great…   more >>
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Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 155. accessed: 1 March, 2024

location of experience: Sydenham


Alexander Mackenzie

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Ode for the Crystal Palace
written by Alexander Mackenzie

Experience Information

Date/Time 1885
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Tue, 19 May 2015 23:30:57 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:36:54 +0100