Sylvia Townsend Warner in King's College (Cambridge) - 28 July, 1930

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 63:

We travelled together, and arrived at Kings in time for tea. [...] Even though there was no excuse of dusk they were lighting the candles in chapel.  The choir sang a capella a sixpart anthem of Teague's - Let the peace of God, the Farrant Mag and N.D. and Tallis Salvator mundi.  They did this exquisitely, very poised above a very regular beat.  Where a later composer less in the vocal tradition would have augmented the effect of a high note by going one higher in the next sentence, Tallis repeats the same note, knowing the augmentation will be put in by the increase…   more >>

cite as

Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 63. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: King's College (Cambridge)


Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer

Listening to

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Sacred Choral Music

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 July, 1930
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 17:32:05 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:25:38 +0000