Queen Victoria et al. in London - in the middle of 1847

from A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume II, pages 130-131:

An extract from a Contemporary Notice, 1st May, 1847 - It was on this last occasion of Mendelssohn's presence in London, that he was requested to conduct the execution of the Oratorio of ' St. Paul,' when the Queen and Prince Albert had promised their presence at Exeter Hall. It is well remembered how striking was the effect of his reception by the orchestra, filled with musicians unusual in amount of numbers and of talent, who, as he entered, struck up the air of triumph, ' See the conquering hero comes! '—after which, on Her Majesty's entrance, ' God save the Queen' was given with …   more >>
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Frances von Bunsen, A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume II, volume 2 (London, 1868), p. 130-131. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434027257055 accessed: 18 September, 2018

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location of experience: London


Queen Victoria
Baron von Bunsen
Diplomat, diplomat, Theologian, scholar
Prince Albert
Prince Consort, Prince Consort

Listening to

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See the Conquering Hero Comes
written by George Frideric Handel
God Save the Queen
St. Paul
written by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1847
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:54:17 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:41:09 +0100