Sylvia Townsend Warner in Frome Vauchurch - 26 August, 1972

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 365:

Laid out rose leaves, violets, crystalised cherries for the trebles, & made them a cup with wild strawberries, and set out cider & claret for the others; and was just into my paisley dress when Hilary collected me, having left Jean & the rest at the church...A new bass, a very good one; a new discovery by the counter-tenor of a Marian hymn to the B.V. (extremely beautiful, possible White); the Purcell 2nd service where P. forgets he is addressing divinity & repeats his ever, ever, ever shall be as though he were addressing his profane mistresses.

cite as

Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 365. accessed: 30 November, 2023

location of experience: Frome Vauchurch


Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer

Listening to

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unknown choral music
written by Henry Purcell
performed by Choir

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 August, 1972
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The footnote to this entry reads: The Machens and their friends were going to sing for STW at the chapel in Frome Vauchurch.

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:53:33 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:28:23 +0000