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 273-4:

Then followed the beginning of a “Gloria in excelsis,” by Pergolesi, in which two boys were introduced, choristers of the Chapel Royal and Abbey. They had sweet voices, but it was very injudicious to employ them, as there was no want certainly of sopranos. Boys can never sing really well; and though their clear bell-like tones have often a …   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. 273-4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448982574488 accessed: 6 December, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

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

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Gloria in excelsis
written by Pergolesi

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 15:09:34 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:14:39 +0100