Congregation at funeral of King Edward VII in Westminster Abbey - 20 May, 1910

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 222-3:

In 1910 came the sad calamity of the death of King Edward VII., a National memorial service being held in the Abbey on May 20th. It was attended by an enormous congregation, and was indeed a very solemn and impressive occasion. I selected the music to be performed, and think it will be conceded that it furnisheda programme of deep significance. We played five funeral marches, viz., Schubert's "Marche Solennelle," Purcell's March composed for the funeral of Queen Mary in 1694, and Marches by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Mendelssohn, the last named the E minor, from "Songs without Words." The …   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. 222-3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432982795628 accessed: 21 October, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

Listening to

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Amen
written by Orlando Gibbons
performed by Choir of Westminster Abbey
Funeral March
written by Chopin
performed by Orcherstra
Marche funebre
written by Chopin
performed by Dr Alcock
The Dead March (in Saul)
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Frederick Bridge
The souls of the righteous
written by Frederick Bridge, Goss
The ways of Zion do mourn
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Choir of Westminster Abbey
Trois equals for four trombones
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 May, 1910
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sat, 30 May 2015 11:46:35 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:46:07 +0000