Arthur Penrhyn Stanley in Westminster Abbey

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 71-2:

In connection with seeking Turle's advice, I will venture to tell a story that reveals Dean Stanley in a new light, that of musical critic. Before being very long at the Abbey it fell to my lot to play the Dead March in "Saul." I played it as I had heard Hopkins and other musicians play it, but to my surprise found that the Dean was much disappointed by my performance. I took the opportunity of seeing him and asking him what was wrong. He said it did not sound like the Dead March in "Saul" which he had been accustomed to from Turle, nor at all like the Dead March as played by Dr. Buck, of …   more >>

cite as

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. 71-2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432795431094 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
Dean of Westmister Abbey
1815-1881

Listening to

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The Dead March (in Saul)
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Frederick Bridge

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 28 May 2015 07:43:52 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:32:01 +0000