Cyril Scott in In a church in Oxton, Merseyside - in the beginning of the 1880's

from Bone of Contention: Life Story and Confessions, pages 19–20:

Nor can I remember when I was first taken to church; I only know from hearsay that the experiment was a complete fiasco, for no sooner did I hear the organ than I burst into loud lamentations and had to be taken home speedily, the experience being ‘too much for my feelings’.  So also was even my mother’s hymn-tune playing, and the time came when, out of consideration for me, she had to refrain from giving musical expression to her religious enthusiasm whenever I was in the house.

cite as

Cyril Scott, Bone of Contention: Life Story and Confessions (London, September, 1969), p. 19–20. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1467027651250 accessed: 22 May, 2022

location of experience: In a church in Oxton, Merseyside

Listeners

Cyril Scott
Composer, Pianist, Writer
1879-1970

Listening to

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organ music
written by Felix Mendelssohn, George Frideric Handel, Bach

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:40:51 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:59:38 +0100