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 277-8:

The next piece was from an anthem by Pergolesi, “O Lord, have mercy upon me,” a most beautiful solo of two movements; the first highly pathetic; the second, “But my hope hath been in thee,” cheerful and exhilarating. It was sung by Phillips with feeling and expression; but I did not think it well suited to his voice, as I had heard it sung by a contralto, which appears more appropriate for it than a bass. Yet no fault was to be found with his performance.

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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. 277-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448989363526 accessed: 6 December, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

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

Listening to

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O Lord, have mercy upon me
written by Pergolesi
performed by Phillips

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 17:02:43 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:29:38 +0100