Unknown musician in Windsor - mid 19th Century

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, page 91:

Of the high quality of the choir of St. George's during Dr. Elvey's period there is no question. A well-known musician relates how he once sat up with him in the organ-loft during service. The Psalms were started with organ as usual, and no sooner had this been done than he exclaimed, " I have forgotten my keys ; I must go and fetch them." He started off, the choir singing on. In due time he returned to the organ, and tried, with a soft stop, to see if his singers had dropped in pitch. They were dead in tune, and the accompaniment was taken up. A better proof of training could hardly be given.
cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 91. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432999101180 accessed: 25 October, 2021

location of experience: Windsor

Listeners

Unknown musician
Musician

Listening to

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Psalms
written by Ravenscroft
performed by George J. Elvey, The Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Sat, 30 May 2015 16:18:21 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:41:45 +0100