Richard Edgcumbe in Westminster Abbey - 1834

from Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey., pages 230-1:

[…] all the choral per­formers, female as well as male, were driven farther back behind the pillars, and quite parted from the central part of the orchestra by a bar or low partition. This was an obvious and perceptible disadvantage, placing them so much out of sight, and intercepting the sound of the voices. The consequence was, that the chorusses failed in some measure of their effect, and were not so powerful as they would otherwise have been.

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Richard Edgcumbe, Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey. (London, 1834), p. 230-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448634950635 accessed: 6 December, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

Richard Edgcumbe
Amateur Actor, Amateur Musician, Politician, Writer
1764-1839

Listening to

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Unknown
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time 1834
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:35:51 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:45:58 +0100