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 266:

 

 

[Pieces by Beethoven, Haydn and Handel] were followed by a piece of a very different character, simple, and solemn in the highest degree. This was Luther’s Hymn, most incomparably sung by Braham. The organ accompaniment, and the chorus performed sotto voce, produced an effect most devotional and affecting. […] Throughout the whole performance, nothing gave me greater pleasure than this natural unpretending air.

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. 266. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448973925350 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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Hymn
written by Luther
performed by Braham

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:45:25 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:46:41 +0100