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, page 72:

Although I feel it my duty to make this statement concerning his scanty interest in the daily services, yet all musicians and for the matter of that, all churchmen owe Dean Stanley a deep debt of gratitude for having authorised the first performance of Bach's " Passion " music in an English Cathedral or Abbey Church. This event took place at the Abbey before I came, the musical direction being in the hands of Joseph Barnby, whose brother was a member of the choir. Barnby, along with his brother, lived for a time in a part of the house which I now occupy. Not only did Dean Stanley authorise …   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. 72. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432796036065 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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Saint Matthew Passion
written by Bach
performed by Sir Joseph Barnby

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 28 May 2015 07:53:56 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:23:00 +0000