Richard Church in Battersea - the 1900's

from Over the bridge : an essay in autobiography, pages 77–78:

It may have been the nervousness resulting from this failure to spell that made me follow my brother with such dog-like devotion.  For he was now eleven, and could read fluently. Moreover, he had begun to take an interest in the pianoforte that stood against the wall in the back parlour, with vases and picture frames on it that rattled and danced during our Sunday evening concerts, when Mother’s overture, Sidney Smith’s ‘Tarantella’, opened the feast, to be followed by a violin or flute solo from Father, or a richly emotional baritone song, ‘Ora Pro …   more >>

cite as

Richard Church, Over the bridge : an essay in autobiography (London, 1956), p. 77–78. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1443096625849 accessed: 26 June, 2022

location of experience: Battersea

Listeners

Richard Church
editor, Civil service, Novelist, Poet […]
1893-1972

Listening to

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'Berceuse de Jocelyn'
written by Benjamin Godard
performed by Lavinia Church, Tom Church
'Harmonious Blacksmith'
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Lavinia Church, Tom Church
Tarantella
written by Sidney Smith
performed by Lavinia Church
'Ora Pro Nobis' performed by Lavinia Church, Tom Church
'The Vagabond' performed by Lavinia Church, Tom Church
Cavatina
written by Joachim Raff
performed by Lavinia Church, Tom Church
'The Lost Chord'
written by Arthur Sullivan
performed by Lavinia Church, Tom Church
'Largo'
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Lavinia Church, Tom Church
'The Deathless Army'
written by Henry Trotere
performed by Lavinia Church, Tom Church

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

Domestic music-making


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:10:26 +0100
Approved on Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:59:32 +0000