John Theophilus Lee - the 1790's

from Memoirs of John Theophilus Lee, page 104:

The lights now being brought into the wardroom, some officers amused themselves by playing billiards on the rudderhead, while others sat down to a rubber of whist, all enjoying themselves one way or another, till bed time, - and the soft tones of a flute, played by one of the officers soothed all into harmony, and made him quite forget his malady in the joyous feelings to which it gave rise.
cite as

John Theophilus Lee, Memoirs of John Theophilus Lee. In Richard Baker and David Proctor (ed.), Music of the sea (:London, 2005), p. 104. accessed: 23 June, 2024


John Theophilus Lee

Listening to

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flute playing on board ship

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by th4 on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 14:41:15 +0000