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 241-2:

On the first day the organ, large and powerful as it was, was not audible: it might almost as well have been silent. It was not till the latter part of the second concert when Mr. Turle, the organist of the Abbey, took his seat at it, and accompanied Israel in Egypt, that it was heard with proper effect. Then, indeed, its deep tones were drawn forth and its full chords filled up the harmony and completely gratified the ear.

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. 241-2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448635980588 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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Israel in Egypt
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Mr. Turle

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 14:53:00 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:55:00 +0100