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

from Musical Reminiscences Past and Present, pages 65, 66:

It was my pleasure and privilege to attend the service on Trinity Sunday, and, taken altogether, rarely have I heard one more beautifully and devotionally rendered. There was no processional hymn, the organist playing, whilst the clergy and choir took their places, a soft voluntary by Archer. The confession was monotoned throughout, the more modern pretty cadences, which were permitted to be sung for some years, being now, happily, excluded. The whole of the versicles, etc., were the beautiful and time-honoured work of Tallis. The Venite was sung to a single chant…   more >>

cite as

Dr William Spark, Musical Reminiscences Past and Present (1892), p. 65, 66. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1469631746406 accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Leeds


Dr William Spark
Composer, Organist, Teacher

Listening to

hide composers
Choral psalms
written by Battishill, Frost, Nares, Tallis, Turle, Sir Joseph Barnby
written by Felix Mendelssohn, Louis Spohr
performed by Blagbro

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 16:02:26 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:07:06 +0100