Orazio Busino in London - 1618
from A performance of Ben Jonson's Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue described by Orazio Busino, pages 112-113:
Orazio Busino, A performance of Ben Jonson's Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue described by Orazio Busino. In A. B. Hinds (ed.), Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts relating to English Affairs existing in the Archives and Collections of Venice, volume 15 (London, 1909), p. 112-113. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1392910602670 accessed: 24 November, 2017
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|Listening Environment||indoors, in private, in the company of others|
Busino's understanding of English was not perfect and it is clear that he experienced some difficulty in following the text of the masque. His account of the musical content is valuable, however, and the instruments he mentions, piffari, tromboni, and so on, would have been familiar to him from Venice.