King George V et al. in London - 1904

from Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport, pages 150-1:

An interesting musical event with which I had much to do was the Exhibition of music and musical instruments held in Fishmongers' Hall, under the auspices of the Musicians' Company, in 1904. We assembled a splendid collection of old instruments, among which was a reputed reproduction of theGraeco-Roman hydraulus or "water-organ," in which there is no bellows, the wind being maintained and equalised by the weight of a column of water raised by a pump worked by a lever. The Prince and Princess of Wales (now King George and Queen Mary) visited the Exhibition, and I was asked to contribute a …   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. 150-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432918440982 accessed: 28 November, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

King George V
Monarch
1865-1936
Princess Mary
Monarch
1867-1953

Listening to

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National Anthem of Great Britain
written by Thomas Arne
performed by Sir Homewood Crawford, Frederick Bridge

Experience Information

Date/Time 1904
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

It was constructed from the descriptions given by Hero (B.C. 250) and Vitruvius (c. A.D. 50), and from details supplied by a pottery model discovered at Carthage and made in the early part of the second century A.D. A full description, with illustrations and diagrams, appeared in " The Reliquary," July, 1904, and in the printed collection of Lectures delivered at the Exhibition. (Bridge's footnote)


Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 29 May 2015 17:54:01 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:37:30 +0000