Beresford et al. in Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle - 3 May, 1774

from journal entry, page 123:

This being the first time I ever was at this long establish'd annual performance I was very much pleased with it, & thought even the tuning to the celebrated fine organ there had a grand effect. The leader however (Mr Brown) Mr Beresford & I were by no means satisfied with, tho' he had been a capital performer of the old school, having formerly been selected as a firm steady played by Handel to lead his oratorios, but having now been for some years out of practice he happen'd to make a grand mistake in a part of Dr Boyce's anthem (always perform'd at that time) w'ch seem'd extremely to …   more >>
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John Marsh, and Brian Robins (ed.), journal entry, volume - (Stuyvesant, New York, 1998), p. 123. accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle


John Marsh
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Date/Time 3 May, 1774
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public


listening took place at the annual concert for the Sons of the Clergy; Brown was probably Abraham Brown according to Robins (n. 20, p. 123); no details given concerning the identity of Mr Beresford

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:52:44 +0000