Cyril Scott in In church in Birkenhead - the 1880's

from Bone of Contention: Life Story and Confessions, page 30:

I can still vaguely remember [my] first composition, which might best be described as ‘exceedingly bad Chopin’.  This may seem curious, for whereas I had been able to hear in church some Bach, Handel and fragments of other appropriate composers, not so of the illustrious Pole, whose music, apart from the Funeral March, would hardly have been considered suitable for the House of God.    

cite as

Cyril Scott, Bone of Contention: Life Story and Confessions (London, September, 1969), p. 30. accessed: 19 May, 2022

location of experience: In church in Birkenhead


Cyril Scott
Composer, Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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Church Music
written by Various, George Frideric Handel, Bach

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:51:41 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:06:46 +0100