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., page 240:

One of the most marked failures [of the performance of choruses of Handel] occurred in the very beginning. The burst of ‘Light’ in the first chorus of the Creation, was so comparatively feeble to what I had always heard it before, that my attention, which happened to be attracted elsewhere at the moment, was not roused by the sudden crash it ought to have produced. It disap­pointed all.

cite as

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. 240. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448635413557 accessed: 30 November, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Handel's 'Creation'
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by anonymous singers

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 14:43:33 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:51:47 +0100