in Wales - early 20th Century

from Training for funerals, page 8:


The first time I heard singing at a Welsh funeral I was greatly impressed. The people sang as they walked in the irregular procession. It did not seem to matter what part of the hymn the people were singing, it all harmonized. It is stated in one of the newspapers that next summer a singing festival is to be held in a central place when hymns suitable for funeral services are to be sung under the conductor-ship of a leading Welsh musician. Just think of it. One funeral hymn after another for two or three hours! The enjoyment will be intense. If I might …   more >>

cite as

Training for funerals. In The Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard, volume 42 (Aberystwyth, 10 January, 1902), p. 8. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Wales

Listening to

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Funeral hymn

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Thu, 05 Nov 2015 15:12:51 +0000
Approved on Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:24:27 +0100