Richard Edgcumbe in Westminster Abbey - 24 June, 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 257-8:

[Edgcumbe describes musical programmes in Westminster Abbey]

The latter [“Zadoc the Priest”] appeared tame and weak in comparison [to Handel's "The Creation"] though many parts of it are very beautiful, and some few of the chorusses extremely fine, almost emulating in sublimity those of Handel. The opening solo was performed by Mr. Bellamy; the ensuing chorus has been already noticed. The first air was sung by Mr. Vaughan, the next, “The marvellous Work,” by Miss Stephens. It is a sweet composition, and she sang it extremely well. It introduces the charming …   more >>

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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. 257-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448971601346 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

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

Listening to

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The Creation
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by Madame Caradori, Miss Stephens, Mr. Bellamy, Mr. Braham, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Vaughan

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 June, 1834
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:06:41 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:29:13 +0100