Arthur Penrhyn Stanley in Westminster Abbey - 1871

from Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport, page 72:

Although I feel it my duty to make this statement concerning his scanty interest in the daily services, yet all musicians and for the matter of that, all churchmen owe Dean Stanley a deep debt of gratitude for having authorised the first performance of Bach's " Passion " music in an English Cathedral or Abbey Church. This event took place at the Abbey before I came, the musical direction being in the hands of Joseph Barnby, whose brother was a member of the choir. Barnby, along with his brother, lived for a time in a part of the house which I now occupy. Not only did Dean Stanley authorise …   more >>
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Frederick Bridge, Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport (), p. 72. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432796036065 accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
Dean of Westmister Abbey
1815-1881

Listening to

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Saint Matthew Passion
written by Bach
performed by Sir Joseph Barnby

Experience Information

Date/Time 1871
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 28 May 2015 07:53:56 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:23:00 +0000