Dr William Spark in Leeds - at the end of the 1870's

from Musical Reminiscences Past and Present, pages 73, 74, 75:

On Sunday morning, the 6th, I had the gratification to attend the usual half-past ten service in St. Bartholomew’s [...]

How beautiful were the tones of that truly grand organ—how sweetly they travelled to my ears from the north transept to the furthest corner of the church, where I was seated! There should always, I think, be an introductory voluntary, whether there is a processional hymn or not. It has, if properly selected, or ably improvised, a calming influence on the mind, which prepares, with dulcet music, the humble worshipper …   more >>

cite as

Dr William Spark, Musical Reminiscences Past and Present (1892), p. 73, 74, 75. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1469629562192 accessed: 27 November, 2021

location of experience: Leeds

Listeners

Dr William Spark
Composer, Organist, Teacher
1825-1897

Listening to

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versicles
written by Thomas Tallis
Choral psalms
written by Battishill, Frost, Nares, Tallis, Turle, Sir Joseph Barnby
Exaltabo te, Dotnine
written by Johnson

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1870's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:26:02 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:51:46 +0100