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

from journal entry, pages 9-10:

The next Sunday I went to church more I fear with the thought of hearing Mr Relfe (whose turn I concluded it was now to exhibit) than with those of devotion, but was greatly disappointed at finding the organ played again by Mr Wheatley, whose style I soon recogniz'd as he gave us 2 more Cornet pieces & so much like those play'd the preceeding Sunday that some of the boys who had not very discriminating ears as to music pronounc'd them to be the same pieces.
cite as

John Marsh, journal entry. In John Marsh, and Brian Robins (ed.), journal entry, volume - (Stuyvesant, New York, 1998), p. 9-10. 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 Wheatley

Experience Information

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


the final candidate in the church's auditions for a new organist to replace Mr Dyer.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 09 Mar 2014 18:50:14 +0000