Lady Lyttelton et al. in Windsor Castle - late January, 1842
from Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttelton, 27 January 1842, page 325:
He [Frederick William IV] seems indeed a Christian King—a beautiful sight. The march played after his health at dessert daily is a solemn ancient German air, the name being “Der Landesvater,” which Prince Albert had the right head and heart to chuse as the fit music to play in his praise. And the King’s countenance while it was being played is delightful. He is very ugly, but the expression beautiful, and is as full of fun all the time as a boy.
Sarah Spencer Lady Lyttelton, Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttelton, 27 January 1842. In Hon. Mrs. Hugh Wyndham (ed.), Correspondence of Sarah Spencer, Lady Lyttelton 1787–1870 (London, 1912), p. 325. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541438723636 accessed: 8 December, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|Date/Time||late January, 1842|
|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.