The congregation at the funeral of Prince Albert in Windsor - 23 December, 1861

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, page 183:

At the funeral, on December 23rd, in St. George's Chapel, Dr. Elvey played the organ during the mournful service. As the procession advanced, the commencement of the Burial Service,"I am the Resurrection and the Life, saith the Lord," was sung by the full choir to Dr. Croft's music. At the nave was commenced the passage, " I know that my Redeemer liveth," still sung to Croft's melancholy, dirge-like music, so touching, so inexpressibly mournful in its long, soft cadences. At the end of the lesson the choir sang the German chorale, " I shall not in the grave remain."
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Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 183. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433170605855 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: Windsor

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I am the Resurrection and the Life, saith the Lord
written by William Croft
performed by George J. Elvey, The Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
I know that my Redeemer
written by William Croft
performed by George J. Elvey, The Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
I shall not in the grave remain performed by George J. Elvey, The Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 December, 1861
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gill on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:56:46 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:28:05 +0100