Unknown pupil of George J. Elvey - the 1800's

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, page 328:

"One afternoon I was in the organ-loft, and I noticed he was indeed very nervous, When I asked him the reason, he told me the anthem was 'Worthy is the Lamb' and the 'Amen' chorus from the ' Messiah' and, he added, 'I can never play this without trembling. If you see me going to break down, hit me hard between the shoulders.' But though I could see how the music affected him, all went well."
cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 328. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433329232759 accessed: 29 July, 2021

Listeners

Listening to

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The Amen chorus form the Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by George J. Elvey
Worthy is the Lamb
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by George J. Elvey

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:33 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:44:05 +0100