Friend of Alfred, Lord Tennyson - 1892

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 148:

The funeral of Lord Tennyson, in 1892, was of course a very important event, the ceremony being attended by many great personages. The Hon. Hallam Tennyson asked me to set "Crossing the Bar," to be sung at this service, and I was naturally very anxious to set the words to worthy music. The poem was one of the last things Tennyson wrote. As everyone knows, its nobility of utterance had made a profound impression. To set it for such an occasion and perhaps find that lovers of the words did not think much of the music, would have been very mortifying. There was no time to lose, as the work had…   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. 148. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432832057712 accessed: 27 July, 2021

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Crossing the Bar
written by Frederick Bridge, Alfred, Lord Tennyson
performed by Frederick Bridge

Experience Information

Date/Time 1892
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

Location not specified but presumably Bridge's private work-place.


Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 28 May 2015 17:54:17 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:35:24 +0000