Anna Seward in Westminster Abbey - between May, 1786 and early June, 1786

from Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Martin, 5 June 1786, pages 152–154:

[S]hall I talk to you of the abbey-music, 

“Loud as from numbers without number, sweet
As from blest voices uttering joy?” 

The last is the more popular theme; and therefore, if you please, it shall be ours. People universally assert, that the world never produced anything of equal effect in the art. Indeed, I believe, that at these festivals, music touched her ne-plus ultra of excellence; for though, perhaps,…   more >>

cite as

Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Martin, 5 June 1786. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 1 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 152–154. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535630042926 accessed: 9 December, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

Anna Seward
Poet, Writer
1742-1809

Listening to

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Vocal music
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Samuel[?] Harrison, Elizabeth Billington, Gertrud Elisabeth Mara
'I know that my Redeemer liveth'
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Gertrud Elisabeth Mara

Experience Information

Date/Time between May, 1786 and early June, 1786
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 12:54:05 +0100
Approved on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 16:44:09 +0100