King Edward VII in Westminster Abbey - 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, page 206:

In 1904 the funeral service for H.R.H. the Duke of Cambridge was held, attended by King Edward and Queen Alexandra. We had Sullivan's setting of "Onward, Christian Soldiers," and I remember seeing the King singing in the manly, hearty fashion that was so characteristic of him, as he stood forth prominently in his place near the bier. My mind went back to my boyhood days; again I heard the stirring tale of that grim fight on Guy Fawkes' day, sixty-five years ago, when . . . all day long the noise of battle roll'd Among the mountains by the winter sea, and every man in the thin British ranks …   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. 206. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432979435232 accessed: 6 December, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

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Onward Christian Soldiers
written by Arthur Sullivan, Sabine Baring-Gould
performed by Choir of Westminster Abbey

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sat, 30 May 2015 10:50:35 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:52:38 +0000