Queen Victoria et al. in Windsor - 15 April, 1872

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, page 204:

On April 15th, 1872, Sir George went with the choir to serenade the Princess Beatrice on her birthday. For this occasion he wrote a part-song, "The Thorn is in the bud," which was very much admired both by the Queen and Princess Beatrice. In the evening he received the following letter from Dean Wellesley : " DEAR SIR GEORGE, "I have a more than usually flattering message to you from the Queen. ' Tell Sir George Elvey how pleased the Queen was with the singing to-day, and how much she admired the piece composed for Princess Beatrice, with such pretty verses.' " Yours sincerely, (Signed) …   more >>
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Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 204. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433238175010 accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Windsor


Queen Victoria
Princess Beatrice

Listening to

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The Thorn is in the bud
written by George J. Elvey
performed by The Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 April, 1872
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:42:55 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:47:58 +0100