Thomas Gardiner in Leicester - 18th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 2-3:

The church boys, acquainted with the practice of laying the hymns on the clerk’s desk that were to be sung the following day, contrived to put in their place the old song of Chevy Chase. After the Scriptures had been read, the clerk gave out, in a sonorous voice, "God prosper long our noble king. Our lives and safetyes all ;" upon which, the minister, leaning over the pulpit, cried “John, John, you must be wrong.“No, master,” replied the clerk, looking up, “ it is so,” and stoutly began the tune, the congregation joining heartily. But upon coming to the third and fourth lines,…   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 2-3. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396291375678 accessed: 23 September, 2017

location of experience: Leicester

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hymn

Experience Information

Date/Time 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:42:55 +0100