Frances Burney in Teignmouth - 27 August, 1773

from Journal letter from Frances Burney to Susanna Burney [Teignmouth Journal], Sunday [29] August 1773, pages 21-22:

This morning all the world was at Church as the Dean of Exeter preached. . . . The singing here is the most extraordinary I ever heard, - there is no instrument but the People attempt to sing in parts - with such Voices! such expressions and such Composition! They to Day, in honour I presume of the Dean, performed an Anthem. It was really too much to be borne decently - it was set by a Weaver, - and so very unlike any thing that was ever before imagined, so truly barbarous, that, with the additions of the singers trilling and squalling,- no comedy could have afforded more diversion: Mrs …   more >>
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Frances Burney, Journal letter from Frances Burney to Susanna Burney [Teignmouth Journal], Sunday [29] August 1773. In Peter Sabor and Lars E. Troide (ed.), Journals and letters (:London, 2001), p. 21-22. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1391799478346 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Teignmouth

Listeners

Frances Burney
Writer
1752-1840

Listening to

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church anthem
written by Samuel Wesley

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 August, 1773
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted on Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:00:27 +0000