Frederick Bridge in Manchester Cathedral - the 1860's

from Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport, pages 57-8:

There was one remarkable old bass in the choir, by name Stocks. He had a tremendous voice, and one day nearly frightened me to death. It was soon after entering on my duties, and an anthem of Kent's was being sung. There is a quartet to the words, "Thine, O Lord, is the greatness," and this went on nicely enough until the ascending passage to the words'" And the power, and the victory, and the majesty" was reached. At the words " and the majesty," Stocks and the choir on his side broke in fortissimo, Stocks .giving out a top E flat on a broad Lancashire a on the word "majesty" which nearly …   more >>
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Frederick Bridge, Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport (1919), p. 57-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432747237381 accessed: 22 May, 2022

location of experience: Manchester Cathedral

Listeners

Frederick Bridge
Organist, Composer, Teacher, Writer
1844-1924

Listening to

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Choral music
written by Louis Spohr, James Kent
performed by Manchester Cathedral Choir

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Wed, 27 May 2015 18:20:37 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:55:01 +0000