The Book of the Words and Music Written and Composed for a Thanksgiving and Pageant to Be Held at Romsey Abbey and in Broadlands Park on June 25, 26 & 27, A.D. 1907 in Celebration of the Thousandth Anniversary of the Founding of Romsey Abbey By King Edward the Elder in the Year 907. . .
Romsey, England: Mayor's Parlour / Town Hall, 1907. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Alternate title: Romsey Millenary Celebration A. D. 907-A. D. 1907. This book is in Very Good condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book cover have some light bumping, with a noticeable bump to the top corners. The white cloth spine and corners have ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have noticeable generalized toning. The milenary (thousand year celebration) for Romsey Abbey included church services on three succeeding days, the first, the 25th of June, 1907 included a visit by H. R. H. Princess Louise and the Choristers of Romsey Abbey (with a sermon by the Bishop of Bristol) , the second day included music by the Royal Chapel of S. George's Windsor, and the third day (June 27th) , included a plain song service by the Choir of S. Alphege, Southwark. Also in the book is a potted history of the abbey, and the lyrics and sheet music for the event. "Our story covers ten centuries of English History. What vast changes have taken place in those thousand years! Languages have died out. Nations have risen and fallen. Empires have been founded and have passed away...." "Romsey Abbey is a parish church of the Church of England in Romsey, a market town in Hampshire, England. Until the dissolution it was the church of a Benedictine nunnery. It is now the largest parish church in the county since Christchurch Priory is now in Dorset. The church was originally built during the 10th century, as part of a Benedictine foundation. The surviving church is the town's outstanding feature, which is all the more remarkable because the abbey, as a nunnery, would have been less well financially endowed than other religious establishments of the time.". Very Good .
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