excerpt from 'Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey' pp. 143 (76 words)

excerpt from 'Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey' pp. 143 (76 words)

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Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey

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Once, when conducting a rehearsal of the "Messiah," one of the lady principals finished her solo with an elaborate cadenza. Sir George waited until the end, and then said, " What's that? Don't you think that if Handel had wanted that he would have written it ?" " Oh ! we always do it in London," replied the lady. " Never mind,' he answered," here Handel shall have it in his way, so please sing it as it is written."

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