George J. Elvey et al. in England - April, 1892

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, page 323:

At the concert in April, 1892, the society sung his fine part-song, "The Zetland Fishermen." Of this performance it was said : " The bright and sparkling song of the 'Zetland Fishermen' by the veteran Sir George Elvey, who occupied a seat in the balcony, is full of clever and effective writing. The treatment of the phrases, ' We'll sing while we bait ' and ' We'll sing while we haul' is nautical in every sense of the word. The piece had evidently received very careful attention at the rehearsals; hence its many beauties were adequately portrayed.
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Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 323. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: England


George J. Elvey
Organist, Composer

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The Zetland Fishermen
written by George J. Elvey
performed by The Madrigal Society Bristol

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1892
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:48:22 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:40:20 +0100