Mr Paton et al. in London - the 1790's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 111:

[At the town house of Sir William Bagshaw] I met the Scotchman, Mr. Paton, who brought his daughter to exhibit her musical talent. I happened to have in my pocket a proof of a song in 'Judah', 'He that ruleth Israel', which requires no ordinary talent to perform. It was exquisitely sung by my friend, and admirably accompanied on the piano-forte by Miss Paton. I afterwards heard the young lady sing, and did not hesitate to pronounce, that, with common diligence, she would certainly rise to distinction. The father seemed highly flattered by my commendation, and told me she was musically bred.
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 111. accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: London


William Gardiner
Hosiery maker, Composer

Listening to

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He that ruleth Israel
written by William Gardiner
performed by William Bagshaw, Miss Paton

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1790's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:43:38 +0100