John Marsh in St Alfege Church, Greenwich - the 1750's

from journal entry, page 9:

In consequence of this the parish was [obliged to]... look out for a new organist, on which occasion it was to be played for a few Sundays by such candidates as chose to enter the lists. This contest (so great was ever my attachment to musical sounds) engaged my attention as much as a general election, horse race or other trial of skill usually does politicians, gents of the turf etc. & I soon found out that the candidates were Mr Croom, an elderly professor of Greenwich, Mr Hudson (then or afterwards organist of Limehouse), a Mr Wheatley & Mr Relfe, organist of the Hospital Chapel. There were…   more >>
cite as

John Marsh, journal entry. In John Marsh, and Brian Robins (ed.), journal entry, volume - (Stuyvesant, New York, 1998), p. 9. accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: St Alfege Church, Greenwich


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

Listening to

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anonymous organ music performed by Croom

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1750's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 09 Mar 2014 18:35:58 +0000