Prince Albert 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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Baroness von Bunsen, A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume II, volume 2 (London, 1868), p. 130-131. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: London


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

Listening to

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

Experience Information

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

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