James Douglas in St Paul's Cathedral, London - mid 19th Century
from Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century, pages 7-8:
We had several musical outings. Once a year a selected number of us sang at the festival of the Sons of the Clergy at St Pauls & also at the Charity Childrens anniversary at the same place. The latter was a very imposing sight. All … more >>
James Douglas, Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century. In Choir Archives, St George's Chapel, Windsor, England, p. 7-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1524220010778 accessed: 2 December, 2023 (All extracts from the memoir are by kind permission of the writer's descendant Prof. James Wilkinson.)
Listening tohide composers
|Old Hundredth||performed by A children's choir|
“Zadok the Priest & Nathan the Prophet”
written by George Frideric Handel
|performed by A Children's Choir|
'God Save the Queen'
written by Arne
|performed by a Children's Choir|
|Date/Time||mid 19th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
The Festival of the Sons of the Clergy at St Paul’s is still celebrated annually, in May (as of 2018). Since it began in 1655 the service has included music and pageantry in aid of clergy and their families in times of need. James Douglas recalls a number of musical outings, usually annual events, as a chorister (pp. 7-9), given here as individual listening experiences.