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Source: Musical Times and Singing-Class Circular
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial column
Document title: “Occasional Notes”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: London, England
Date of publication: 1 October 1901
Volume number: 42
Issue number: 704
Pagination: 665-67 (excerpt below includes only page 665)

“Occasional Notes.” Musical Times and Singing-Class Circular 1 Oct. 1901 v42n704: pp. 665-67.
McKinley memorial services (England); William McKinley (death: international response).
Named persons
William McKinley; Arthur Sullivan.
The item in the “Church and Organ Music” column referred to below can be seen by clicking here.


Occasional Notes [excerpt]

     The memorial services held at Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and elsewhere, on the 19th ult., the day of Mr. McKinley’s funeral, are an indication of the deep sympathy felt by the entire English nation in the loss which our kith and kin in America have sustained in the cruel death of their distinguished President. The music at the services was deeply impressive, and the President’s favourite hymn, ‘Nearer, my God, to Thee’ (to which we make special reference in our Church and Organ Music column, p. 672), has been very generally sung at these and recent Sunday services in all parts of this country. At the Queen’s Hall Promenade Concerts, Sullivan’s In Memoriam Overture was fittingly played as a mark of sympathetic respect to the late President and the people whom he so ably led.



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