Prince Albert et al. in Windsor Castle - 14 October, 1840
from Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttelton to her daughter, the Hon. Caroline Lyttelton, 14 October 1840, page 305:
The band began again at dinner, to my great delight; also played many new German airs—a pasticcio of all styles. First a “Church choral,” which the Prince pointed out to me; it preceded a military movement, ending in waltzes. “That part is the best to my taste,” said the Prince of the Church part. It does one good to see Prince Albert’s real love for music coming out when he is at his ease.
Sarah Spencer Lady Lyttelton, Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttelton to her daughter, the Hon. Caroline Lyttelton, 14 October 1840. In Hon. Mrs. Hugh Wyndham (ed.), Correspondence of Sarah Spencer, Lady Lyttelton 1787–1870 (London, 1912), p. 305. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541436315387 accessed: 7 December, 2023
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|a military movement||performed by a band|
|a chorale||performed by a band|
|waltzes||performed by a band|
|Date/Time||14 October, 1840|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Lady Sarah Spencer married William Henry Lyttelton on 3 March 1813, after which she was known as Lady Lyttelton. He succeeded his half-brother as 3rd Baron Lyttelton in 1828. After her husband’s death, Lady Sarah became Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria, and, from 1842, governess to the Queen’s children.