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 266-7:

The Remainder of this part [of a concert of various sacred vocal music] was all Latin. First, a song of Haydn's, from his fifth service, by Grisi. This too was a disjointed sentence from Gloria, "quoniam tu solus" almost nonsense without the context. Of Grisi’s performance enough has been said to show it was extremely moderate: her attempt at a shake was miserable. The air was a kind of bravura, a style ill adapted to the words.

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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. 266-7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448980124717 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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extract from Haydn's 'Gloria'
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by Grisi

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 14:28:45 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:54:32 +0100