Mary Delany in Windsor - September, 1786

from The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany, page 387:

We had the three youngest Princesses to breakfast with us during their Majesties absence last week; and I entreated Princess Mary to play a lesson of Handel's that mama does. — I gave her that as my reason for asking for it ; and then she with all ihe sweetness in the world, played it twice. When Princess Mary finished Princess Sophia said, "Now I will play to you if you like it," and immediately played the Hallelujah Chorus in the Messiah; and she and Princess Mary sung it. Princess Mary has realy a fine voice, and Princess Sophia a weak but sweet …   more >>

cite as

Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany, volume 2/3 (London, 1862), p. 387. accessed: 12 July, 2024

location of experience: Windsor


Mary Delany
Botanical decoupage artist letter-writer, blue-stocking, Artist, Writer

Listening to

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Hallelujah Chorus
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Princess Mary, Princess Sophia

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1786
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 04 Nov 2015 20:14:33 +0000
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 23:35:52 +0000