William Gardiner in Leicester - between the 1770's and the 1780's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 13-14:

I was ambitious enough to try my hand at writing a march and quickstep for them [the militia band] to perform. These were presented to the master as the composition of another, and I had the gratification of standing in the outer ring of persons that encircled the band in the market-place, and of hearing my first effort as a composer of music. This filled me with a secret pride.
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 13-14. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396951383277 accessed: 20 September, 2017

location of experience: Leicester

Listeners

William Gardiner
Hosiery maker, Composer
1770-1853

Listening to

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march and quickstep
written by William Gardiner
performed by militia band

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1770's and the 1780's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:03:03 +0100