John Marsh - 8 September, 1774

from journal entry, pages 124-125:

Imediately after the concert, a fellow of a most consumate impudence mounted the orchestra to perform an imitation of diff't birds, as introduced in & accompanying a symphony played by the orchestra, which he appear'd to lead having a solid piece of wood shap'd like a fiddle & struck with a stick instead of a bow, with w'ch he imitated the manner of a leader of the band at the same time he introduced the notes of different birds with his voice. This as something new seem'd to please much during the 1st. movement (tho' some of the clergy & grave gentry did not seem to like suh an exhibition …   more >>
cite as

John Marsh, journal entry. In John Marsh, and Brian Robins (ed.), journal entry, volume - (Stuyvesant, New York, 1998), p. 124-125. accessed: 24 November, 2017


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

Experience Information

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


This experience immediately followed the one in which the oratorio L'Allegro Penseroso was heard. Dr Hayes mentioned is Philip Hayes (1738-1797), n. 26, p. 125.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:14:49 +0000