George J. Elvey in Lake District - 1868

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, pages 199-200:

Whilst taking a trip by steamer on Lake Windermere one day, he was astonished to hear a young man on the boat playing the cornet very beautifully, and, entering into conversation with him, he became much interested, and determined, if possible, to help him into a better position. Upon his return to Windsor he recommended him to the colonel and bandmaster of the 1st Life Guards, who gladly availed themselves of his services, and were delighted to find that his playing surpassed even what they had been led to expect from Dr. Elvey's recommendation.

cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 199-200. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Lake District


George J. Elvey
Organist, Composer

Listening to

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Unknown cornet music

Experience Information

Date/Time 1868
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:28:00 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:44:15 +0100