John Marsh in Leiden - 1761

from journal entry, pages 16-17:

From hence we resum'd out voyage in the treckscuyte to Leyden, where I first observ'd the predilection of the Dutch for chimes of carillons, the bells for which (independent of & in addition to those larger bells used for ringing, tolling etc.) were placed on the outside of the spires, steeples etc. in litle niches or recesses adapted to them, so that whenever they played one co'd see the hammers at work upon the bells, with which I was much amus'd.
cite as

John Marsh, journal entry. In John Marsh, and Brian Robins (ed.), journal entry, volume - (Stuyvesant, New York, 1998), p. 16-17. accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Leiden


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

Experience Information

Date/Time 1761
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:05:35 +0000