Alfred, Lord Tennyson in Eaton Square - the 1870'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 117-8:

A VERY interesting experience which came to me in my early years at the Abbey was the opportunity of meeting Lord Tennyson. As already mentioned, when living at Windsor I had made a musical setting of "Christmas Bells," a poem from "In Memoriam," and this being sung in the Abbey at Christmas-time had attracted the attention of a friend of Lord Tennyson, Mr. Baillie-Hamilton. He had also heard privately a performance of a setting of mine of Tennyson's humorous poem, "The Goose." Through Mr. Baillie-Hamilton's introduction, I got to know the Hon. Hallam Tennyson, and it was decided that the …   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 (), p. 117-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432812913267 accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Eaton Square

Listeners

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom
1808-1892

Listening to

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'Christmas Bells' and 'The Goose'
written by Frederick Bridge, Alfred, Lord Tennyson
performed by Choir of Westminster Abbey

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1870's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 28 May 2015 12:35:14 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:28:52 +0000