William Gardiner et al. in Leicester - between the 1780's and 1791

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 70-71:

Mr. Boyce, son of the great composer, was an eminent double-bass player in the Opera and King’s Concert; and, when he called upon me, I took him to see a giant double bass, made by a person of the name of Martin. The maker kept the public-house called the Blackamoor Lady, and the instrument was of such height, that he was obliged to cut a hole in the ceiling to let the head through ; so that it was tuned by going up stairs into the room above. Boyce, who was a tall, powerful man, on taking the bow in hand, which was of the same gigantic proportion, with one stroke of it so shook the …   more >>
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 70-71. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397063456082 accessed: 24 November, 2017

location of experience: Leicester

Listeners

William Gardiner
Hosiery maker, Composer
1770-1853
Mr Boyce
Double-bass player in the Opera and King's Concert

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1780's and 1791
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:10:56 +0100