Mr. Hancock et al. in Bedfordshire - late 19th Century

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, page 197:

A large party of guests were in the house, but he showed nothing of his usual timidity when in the midst of strangers. "He was often asked to perform on a chamber organ which our host had placed in one of the rooms, and I noticed that he almost invariably included in his programme an extempore fantasia on the ' Vicar of Bray.' Whether it was his own choice, or that he knew it to be a favourite air of Mr. Whitbread's, I cannot say, but I do not remember his playing it on any other occasion.
cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 197. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Bedfordshire


Listening to

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Vicar of Bray performed by George J. Elvey

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:02:13 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:40:19 +0100