The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular
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... . JULY I, I897. 457 Minor Canons " sang " 0 Lord, save the Queen," to which the choir responded " and mercifully hear us when we call upon Thee." The Lord's Prayer was intoned with remarkable precision, the soft sustained chordal accompaniment of the wind band being in admirable keeping. After a short and very beautiful prayer, there followed the ISrst verse of the Iooth Psalm, " All people that on earth do dwell," and its doxology, sung in unison to the familiar " Old Hundredth." Sir George Martin turned towards the Queen to conduct this, and the simple strains of the fine old tune produced a thrilling eSect. After the Benediction one verse of " God save the Queen" was spontaneously sung, and then "three cheers" were lustily and heartily given for our revered Sovereign Lady, Queen Victoria. Her Majesty then proceeded on her triumphant way, and as she did so there came over us the feeling that the spell of this memorable service would never be broken. WINDSOR. Her Majesty the Queen attended a private thanksgiving service at St. George's Chapel, on the morning of the sixtieth anniversary of her Accession. The music on that interesting occasion included the Bishop of WakeISeld's new hymn, " 0 King of kings," to Sir Arthur Sullivan's music, the Prince Consort's Te Deum, and $' Now thank we all our God," to its familiar tune. The service, which would recall many touching memories, was naturally of a deeply aSecting nature. At the afternoon service, held in the nave, Mendelssohn's " Hymn of Praise " was sung, with Madasne Albani and Mr. Edward Lloyd as soloists. The choir was augmented to oo voices and the orchestral accompaniments were played by the Queen's private band, the whole being under the experienced direction of Sir Walter Parratt, Master of the Musick to the Queen.