The guests at the wedding of H.R.H. the Princess Louise and the Marquis of Lorne in Windsor - 21 March, 1871

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, pages 206-207:

"He gazes steadfastly at the door, the drums outside rattle the salute, the organ rolls forth Mendelssohn's grand march in 'Athalie,' and to the beautiful music paces in the fair central group of all this grandeur and state, the bride and bridesmaids. Her Majesty the Queen is walking at the side of her daughter, herself being attended by the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Saxe-Coburg. The Princess advances to the altar, and kneels, as Her Majesty does also, mother and daughter for a moment praying together. "Then, when they have risen, the nuptial service commences.
cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 206-207. accessed: 14 April, 2024

location of experience: Windsor


Listening to

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March from Athalie
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by George J. Elvey

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 March, 1871
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:53:58 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:54:06 +0100