William Ludlam et al. in Leicester - the 1780's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 24-25:

Mr. Ludlam, like many other mathematicians, had a great love for music, without even a tolerable ear. When the new peel of bells for St. Martin's were casting by Arnold, the bell-founder, I often accompanied Mr. Ludlam to assist in tuning them. Arnold was an ingenious mechanic; but as he had not a correct judgment in sounds, he was obliged to have recourse to musical people in tuning his bells. This being the case, a committee was formed to whom the bells were submitted before they were hung up. This was a source of great plague to poor Arnold; for of the numerous opinions advanced, scarcely …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 24-25. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396965798742 accessed: 24 September, 2017

location of experience: Leicester


William Ludlam
fellow of St John's College Cambridge, mathematician
William Gardiner
Hosiery maker, Composer

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:03:18 +0100