Prince Albert et al. in Windsor Castle - April, 1840

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, page 53:

In April, 1840, by a special dispensation from the Duke of Wellington, then Chancellor of the University of Oxford, he was enabled to take his doctor's degree two years earlier than was allowed by the statutes. For this he composed his anthem, "The ways of Zion do mourn," which was cordially approved by Dr. Crotch, then Professor of Music at Oxford. On April 21st, before the degree was actually conferred, his anthem was performed in the music-room of Windsor Castle before the Queen, Prince Albert, the Duchess of Kent, and other distinguished persons.

cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 53. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Windsor Castle


Prince Albert
Prince Consort, Prince Consort
Queen Victoria

Listening to

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The Ways of Zion do Mourn
written by George J. Elvey

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1840
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 29 May 2015 13:21:13 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:16:13 +0100