John Lloyd Williams in Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle - 15 July, 1883

from J. Lloyd Williams Diaries 1882-1883:


After tea I went towards St. Paul’s - service at 7 - place crowded - what a solemn place & how large the Dome is. - The Organ very tastefully played - something inexpressibly sweet in those harmonics swelling and sinking - then throbbing away into silence as if hiding in the farthest corners of the vast old building. I like the intoning immensely - but am as immensely dissatisfied with the bad time & the indecision of the words. I can understand every word of the sermon but not a single word of the service. 

cite as

John Lloyd Williams, J. Lloyd Williams Diaries 1882-1883. In NLW, number GB 0210 JLLW MB1/3. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle


John Lloyd Williams
Botanist, botanist, editor, examiner […]

Listening to

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performance of 'unknown music' performed by St Paul's Cathedral Choir, Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 July, 1883
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:15:08 +0000
Approved on Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:14:49 +0000