William Gardiner in Hereford Cathedral - between early 19th Century and 1802

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 282-283:

...I arrived at Hereford in time for the morning service at the cathedral, and on entering the organ-loft found a clergyman presiding at the instrument. I was much pleased by the manner in which he treated it, presuming him to be an amateur. The choir immediately attracted my attention by the taste with which the service was executed. On expressing this I was informed that the vicars-choral were all clergymen, and that no one could hold that office, or become organist, but a graduate of the university. Having visited nearly all the cathedrals, this was the first instance iin which I found …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 282-283. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397386001440 accessed: 20 September, 2017

location of experience: Hereford Cathedral

Listeners

William Gardiner
Hosiery maker, Composer
1770-1853

Listening to

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psalms

Experience Information

Date/Time between early 19th Century and 1802
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:46:41 +0100