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 271-2:

The song last noticed [“O liberty”] used to be sung by Mrs. Billington. I do not know whether it was composed for a ’soprano or a tenor voice: if the latter, it should have been allotted to a more forcible singer, for it was feebly performed. So were the three next pieces; a recitative by Vaughan; a trio, “Disdainful of danger,” sung in double choir by six men without …   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. 271-2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448981870937 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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Judas Maccabaeus (Handel)
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Braham, Vaughan

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 14:57:51 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:08:08 +0100