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.

cite as

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: 19 October, 2021

location of experience: Windsor Castle

Listeners

Prince Albert
Prince Consort
1819-1861
Lady Lyttelton
Governess to Queen Victoria's children 1842-50, Lady of the Bedchamber 1838-42
1787-1870

Listening to

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a military movement performed by a band
a chorale performed by a band
waltzes performed by a band

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 October, 1840
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 05 Nov 2018 16:45:15 +0000
Approved on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 11:59:05 +0000