in Westminster Abbey - 2 June, 1877

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 89:

To return to my Abbey work: On June 2nd, 1877, a special service was held in connection with the Caxton Celebration. This Celebration was to commemorate the work of Caxton, whose printing press was set up in the Abbey Precincts. I suggested Mendelssohn's " Hymn of Praise" as a suitable work to be performed on the occasion, as it was expressly written for the Gutenberg Festival held at Leipsic in 1846, in commemoration of the invention of typography. We gave the work with full orchestra, and I contributed a setting of the Canticles for full orchestra and choir.
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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. 89. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432811694014 accessed: 30 November, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listening to

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Hymn of Praise
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Choir of Westminster Abbey, Orchestra of Westminster Abbey

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 June, 1877
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 28 May 2015 12:14:54 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:23:29 +0000