George J. Elvey in Ascot - late 19th Century

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, pages 284-285:

The crowning pleasure, after dinner, before lighter music commenced, was to hear the grand strains of "Non nobis Domine" an old grace by Byrde, composed about 1590. On this piece Sir George counted for days beforehand; and once, when Mr. Hunt asked him if they should sing it, he replied quickly, "Oh ! yes, by all means ; I was singing it all day yesterday in anticipation"
cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 284-285. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433325996237 accessed: 25 October, 2021

location of experience: Ascot

Listeners

George J. Elvey
Organist, Composer
1816-1893

Listening to

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Non nobis Domine
written by William Byrde
performed by The gentlemen of the St. George's choir

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:06:36 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:20:08 +0100