John Marsh - 8 September, 1774

from journal entry, pages 124-125:

The annual Music Meeting at Windon beginning on the 7th., I went there on Thursday the 8th & attended the oratorio of L'Allegro Penseroso at St John's Room, at which I was much pleas'd by the manner of Miss Linley's singing "The prince unable to complain" (in which she was encor'd) but particularly with the song of "Sweet Bird" most delicately accompan'd by her brother on the violin, who also played a concerto between the acts.
cite as

John Marsh, journal entry. In John Marsh, and Brian Robins (ed.), journal entry, volume - (Stuyvesant, New York, 1998), p. 124-125. accessed: 23 November, 2017


John Marsh
Gentleman, Writer, Music criticism, Composer […]

Listening to

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L'Allegro Penseroso
"The prince unable to complain" - song for female voice performed by Mary Linley
"Sweet Bird" song for female voice with obbligato violin performed by Thomas Linley, Mary Linley

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 September, 1774
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public


Venue was St John's Room, Winton; songs were probably inserted in between the acts of the main work 'LAllegro Penseroso' or given as encores.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:04:48 +0000