John Marsh in Amsterdam - the 1760's

from journal entry, pages 18-19:

The Stadthouse (or Townhouse), a large & magnificent structure, has also its clock & carillons over it in a turret, or cupola, over the centre of the building. These carillons are however also played twice a week at a stated hour, by a person called the carrilloneur, who stripping himself to his shirt & putting on a kind of gauntletts on his hands falls to work on a sett of iron keys, placed not close together like those of the organ etc. but wide apart so that each may be struck by the whole hand, which it is necessary to do in order to work the hammers upon the bells. This carrilloneur upon …   more >>
cite as

John Marsh, journal entry. In John Marsh, and Brian Robins (ed.), journal entry, volume - (Stuyvesant, New York, 1998), p. 18-19. accessed: 24 November, 2017

location of experience: Amsterdam


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

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1760's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:25:38 +0000