Sylvia Townsend Warner - 2 June, 1953

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 197:

The coronation day.  Cold & wet, and wireless. Things I noticed: the rough vivats: the antiquity of the recognition, & the moving quality of the Queen's curtsey: so much more gracious and grand than a King's bow: V. Williams' setting of the Old Hundredth, with the flourish at the close instead of imperposed (sic).

cite as

Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 197. accessed: 4 December, 2022


Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 June, 1953
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:55:47 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:32:34 +0000