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

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 27-28:

Mr. Ludlam was in possession of a set of dish-bells corresponding to these [the upper bells of St. Margaret's, Leicester], and took me into one of the orchards near the great meeting to examine the plan upon which this peal was arranged. My ear must have been pretty exact; for after some time, on comparing the bell in his hand with that in the steeple, I observed it to become flatter, which the philosopher did not perceive; but my remark pleased him, as he presently explained to me—that it was probably the warmth of his hand which expanded the metal, and lowered it in tone. In our …   more >>
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 27-28. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396966165846 accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Leicester

Listeners

William Ludlam
fellow of St John's College Cambridge, mathematician
William Gardiner
Hosiery maker, Composer
1770-1853

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:09:26 +0100