William Gardiner in Winchester Cathedral - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 847-848:

Having seen all the cathedrals in England, except Chichester and Winchester, on my way to the Isle of Wight I stopped at the latter city to view that imposing structure. I entered during the afternoon service, just as the anthem began, and heard the organ without seeing it. I was at the western end, and was riveted to the spot on viewing the splendid architecture. The eye traverses the roof in one unbroken line of five hundred and fifty feet, the organ being removed to one side of the choir that it may not interrupt this magnificent view. The movement that was performing I recognised to be …   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 847-848. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435611140410 accessed: 9 February, 2023

location of experience: Winchester Cathedral


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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O, Father, whose almighty power
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:52:20 +0100
Approved on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:35:35 +0100