French Ambassadors in Westminster Abbey - 1625

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 214-5:

An interesting account of Gibbons playing the organ and directing the choir in Westminster Abbey is given in the "Life of Archbishop Williams," sometime Lord Keeper of the Great Seal. By command of the King, a supper was given in the Jerusalem Chamber, to the French Ambassadors who came over to arrange the marriage of the Prince of Wales (afterwards Charles I.) to the French Princess Henrietta Maria. But before the supper (as Bishop Racket, of Lichfield) describes: "The Embassadors, with the Nobles and Gentlemen in their Company, were brought in at the North-gate of the Abby, which was …   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. 214-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432980418512 accessed: 30 November, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

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Choral music performed by Choir of Westminster Abbey
Organ music
written by George Frideric Handel, William Crotch
performed by Orlando Gibbons

Experience Information

Date/Time 1625
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sat, 30 May 2015 11:06:58 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:52:48 +0000