Alexander Mackenzie in Reading - the 1890's

from A Musician's Narrative , pages 197-198:

In connexion with a rehearsal of the Overture by the London Symphony Orchestra under Dr. F. Read at Reading, a remarkable incident happened. After the timpani had played the opening signal and the brass had given out the principal theme, the church clock chimed the identical four notes and in the same key. In the piece they are followed by an echo on the horns. On this occasion the clock deputized for them and entered just at the exact moment!
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 197-198. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432118108376 accessed: 19 May, 2022

location of experience: Reading

Listeners

Alexander Mackenzie
Violinist
1847-1935

Listening to

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Britannia
written by Alexander Mackenzie
performed by London Symphony Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1890's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 20 May 2015 11:35:08 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:32:16 +0000