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 258-60:

The part begun with a recitative and air by Madame Stockhausen, “On mighty pens the eagle wings.” The song is a descriptive one, meant to express the notes of various birds. Such imitations are generally more fanciful than exact, but it is pleasing, and Madame Stockhausen sung it well. The next two pieces deserving mention, both as compositions and for the manner in which they were executed, were the recitative, “And God said,” and the air, “Now Heaven in fullest glory shone,” and that immediately following, the recitative, “And God created …   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. 258-60. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448972027684 accessed: 26 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 Stockhausen, Mr. E. Seguin, Mr. Sapio

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 12:13:48 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:32:43 +0100