Dr William Spark in London - 1877

from Musical Reminiscences Past and Present, pages 57, 58, 60:

With Friday, June 29th, came the last day of the Handel Festival, to which I had been looking forward with impatience; for was not this work chosen as a climax to these performances —the sublime Israel in Egypt? It was listened to by 19,000 persons; and never do I remember having heard this glorious oratorio performed with so much power and legitimate effect as on this occasion. The blemishes were so slight that they ought not to be alluded to. The difficulties of the work were overcome with ease by the three or four thousand singers, who had been divided into two …   more >>

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Dr William Spark, Musical Reminiscences Past and Present (1892), p. 57, 58, 60. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1469632741501 accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Dr William Spark
Composer, Organist, Teacher

Listening to

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Israel in Egypt
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by M Sainton, Mr Willing, London Sacred Harmonic Society, Michael Costa (conductor)

Experience Information

Date/Time 1877
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:19:01 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:10:28 +0100