Unnamed army officer - the 1910's

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 249:

An interesting visitor to the organ-loft put in an appearance during the War, while I was playing the voluntary after service. An officer came up the stairs, and stood by me. As I finished, he asked me to play Bach's G minor Fugue, saying he was devoted to music, and to this great specimen of organ music in particular. I excused myself on the plea that I was tired, and should have to practise it a little beforehand. He could not conceal his disappointment, and answered that he was off to the Front the following day, and would have liked to hear his favourite work for the instrument. At this,…   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. 249. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433090275479 accessed: 23 September, 2021

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Fugue in G Minor
written by Bach
performed by Unnamed organist

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1910's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sun, 31 May 2015 17:37:56 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:49:30 +0000