Festival audience - 1881

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 122:

In 1881 I began to attend some of the great Musical Festivals, going to Worcester as the guest of the Dean, Lord Alwyne Compton; also undertaking the onerous task of writing an account of the proceedings for the Press, a tiresome and fatiguing duty which I never tried to do again. But it was a very pleasant time. One of my fellow guests was Dr. Stone, a wellknown amateur who played the contra-fagotto* at the Festival, and we made a good deal of music at the Deanery. Dr. Stone's instrument was an enormous affair (Santley once told him that it resembled the stand-pipe at Chelsea Waterworks!).…   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. 122. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432826715274 accessed: 5 October, 2022

Listeners

Listening to

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Three Blind Mice
written by Anon
performed by Dr Stone, Frederick Bridge

Experience Information

Date/Time 1881
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Contra-fagotto: 'This instrument is used by Haydn in his oratorio "The Creation" to imitate the " cheerful roaring of the tawny lion." (Bridge's footnote)


Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 28 May 2015 16:25:16 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:26:18 +0000