Sarah Jane Reeve in London - between the 1780's and the 1800's

from Letter from Mrs Reeve to her granddaughter, 11 May 1865:

You are indeed an enthusiast and to prove that you are not so singular in your inspirations, I will tell you the good effect music used to have on me when I attended as a young girl festivals in Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's church, notwithstanding the great pleasure I experienced it was attended with a sort of pain which bought tears in my eyes and for hours I could not descend from the clouds my mind and heart full of heavenly sounds I became so silent persons used to ask my mother if I had anything on my mind. I do consider music a religion it takes your thoughts from earth to …   more >>
cite as

Letter from Mrs Reeve to her granddaughter, 11 May 1865. In Private collection. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395074191731 accessed: 21 September, 2017 (With kind permission of Vivienne Duncan.)

location of experience: London

Listeners

Sarah Jane Reeve
1781-1872

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1780's and the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:36:32 +0000