Congregation at funeral of Charles Darwin in Westminster Abbey - 27 April, 1882

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 124:

On April 27th, 1882, the funeral of Charles Darwin took place in the Abbey. It seemed to me the ordinary funeral anthems were hardly appropriate to Darwin, so I ventured to suggest the words which I afterwards set to music (Proverbs iii., 13, 15, 16, 17), " Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches and honour. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace." This anthem was …   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. 124. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432827796218 accessed: 6 December, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

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Happy is the man ..
written by Proverbs, Frederick Bridge
performed by Choir of Westminster Abbey

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Date/Time 27 April, 1882
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 28 May 2015 16:43:16 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:29:53 +0000