George J. Elvey - late 19th Century

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, page 290:

"The church we attend here is badly off for music, and the organist, who seems to have plenty of command of the instrument, cannot play a chant or hymn tune properly. He cannot keep quiet, but is always trying to embellish the music with runs and shakes ; he could not let even poor old Nare's 'Kyrie ' alone yesterday morning.
cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 290. accessed: 10 December, 2023


George J. Elvey
Organist, Composer

Listening to

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written by James Nares
performed by Unknown church organist and choir, Bulawayo Church Choir

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:13:13 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:21:36 +0100