King George V et al. in Westminster - 17 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, page 223:

I had the honour of directing the music at the lying in state of King Edward in Westminster Hall, taking the Abbey Choir and having a military band to supply the accompaniments. The deep solemnity, the simple majesty of the scene form an arresting picture that I can readily summon again ; and standing there, as I stood eight years ago, comes anew the refrain of the lamentation of the Preacher, in mournful cadence, "because man goeth to his long home." Sir Arthur Bigge, by command of King George, sent me the following letter in appreciation of the music performed on that memorable occasion :…   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. 223. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432983169511 accessed: 28 November, 2021

location of experience: Westminster

Listeners

King George V
Monarch
1865-1936
Frederick Bridge
Organist, Composer, Teacher, Writer
1844-1924

Listening to

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Music for lying in state of King Edward VII performed by Choir of Westminster Abbey

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 May, 1910
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sat, 30 May 2015 11:52:49 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:46:30 +0000