Soldiers in Leicester - the 1770's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 9-10:

During [the residence of the Greatorex family in Leicester]... an incident occurred, which Mr. Greatorex used to tell with great humour. A soldier, passing through the minster-yard at midnight, to his great surprise heard the organ playing, which he mentioned on arriving at his quarters. As no one was inclined to believe his tale, the soldier backed his assertion with a wager, and the parties set out to determine the fact. On approaching the church, however, through the stillness of the night they were convinced that he had made a true report, for they heard the tones of the organ at a …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 9-10. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396530712034 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Leicester

Listeners

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1770's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:11:52 +0100