William Parke in Brighton - 1822

from Parade of the King's Guards, 1822, page 177:

I attended that ceremony [a parade of the King's Guards] one morning, and was greatly pleased…by the performance of the band, who, amongst other pieces, played one in which each instrument had an obligato [sic] variation. I was not however equally gratified with the new mode of dismissing the men by double-quick time, which, while it in some measure resembled the breaking-off of a boys’ school, ill accorded with the dignity of the army.
cite as

William Parke, Parade of the King's Guards, 1822. In Musical Memoirs, volume 2 (New York, 1970), p. 177. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1386515897803 accessed: 24 November, 2017

location of experience: Brighton

Listeners

William Parke
Musician

Experience Information

Date/Time 1822
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by th4 on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 15:18:17 +0000