Richard Church in In a boat on the Military Canal, Hythe - 1912

from The Golden Sovereign, pages 181–84:

Bertie … sat with his back to me.  He was an untrained oarsman, and at last I had to suggest that he might do better to ship his sculls and leave the job to me.  He assented with the greatest good-humour, and proposed that he should hum the accompaniment of Schubert’s boat-song, ‘Auf dem Wasser’, while Maudie sang the melody.  It appeared that he had taken her repertoire in hand, replacing such pieces as ‘Because’, ‘Kashmiri Song’, and ‘Two Eyes of Grey’, by…   more >>

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Richard Church, The Golden Sovereign (London, 1957), p. 181–84. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: In a boat on the Military Canal, Hythe


Richard Church
editor, Civil service, Novelist, Poet […]

Listening to

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'Auf dem Wasser'
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Maudie

Experience Information

Date/Time 1912
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 21:55:40 +0000
Approved on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:53:05 +0100