King in Windsor - mid 19th Century

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, pages 31-32:

The King, however, having heard it spoken of, very kindly arranged to go down to the Chapel, and sent, greatly to Mr. Elvey's alarm and surprise, the following message, " The King is in the Chapel, and you are to go at once." At this he rushed off, and upon learning the object of His Majesty's visit, ascended, in fear and trembling, to the organ-loft. He commenced to play, feeling sure that his music must be a failure when heard without the voices, and still lower sank his spirits when word was brought that the anthem was to be repeated. When once again the King demanded it, Elvey's spirits…   more >>

cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 31-32. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432894793203 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: Windsor

Listeners

King
Monarch
1765-1837

Listening to

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Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way
written by George J. Elvey
performed by George J. Elvey

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 29 May 2015 11:19:53 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:03:59 +0100