Duc de Chartres in Leicester - 28 February, 1785

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 54-55:

When a boy, glee singing was a very favourite amusement, especially in convivial parties; and, as I could sing at sight, and well maintain my own part, I was generally present. A meeting professedly for singing catches and glees was held at the Three Crowns, February the 28th, 1785, which was the last time I had any claim to be called a vocal performer; for, after my voice broke, I never possessed a good one. At this time Danby, Webb, Paxton, and Lord Mornington were in their zenith as glee-composers, and a sufficient variety, with the addition of some catches, was obtained to amuse a company …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 54-55. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397034276221 accessed: 24 September, 2017

location of experience: Leicester

Listeners

Duc de Chartres
1747-1793

Listening to

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English Glees
written by Danby, Webb, Lord Mornington, Paxton

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 February, 1785
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:04:36 +0100