John Marsh in Cathedral of Saint Bavo - 1761

from journal entry, pages 17-18:

Having however all a great desire to hear the celebrated organ in the Cathedral there (said to be the largest but one then in the world) we accordingly sent to the organist, who to our great disappointment was not to be found. We thought however that we might as well see the church & gratify ourselves at least with a sight of the organ, which it was well worth, as with its ornaments it almost fill'd up with whole west end of the nave or middle aisle of the church. There were also 2 other small organs in different parts of this church, which we were told were used for different purposes & …   more >>
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John Marsh, and Brian Robins (ed.), journal entry, volume - (Stuyvesant, New York, 1998), p. 17-18. accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Cathedral of Saint Bavo


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

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anonymous music for organ

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:24:47 +0000