William Parke in Brighton - 1822
from Parade of the King's Guards, 1822, page 177:
I attended that ceremony [a parade of the King's Guards] one morning, and was greatly pleased…by the performance of the band, who, amongst other pieces, played one in which each instrument had an obligato [sic] variation. I was not however equally gratified with the new mode of dismissing the men by double-quick time, which, while it in some measure resembled the breaking-off of a boys’ school, ill accorded with the dignity of the army.
William Parke, Parade of the King's Guards, 1822. In Musical Memoirs, volume 2 (New York, 1970), p. 177. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1386515897803 accessed: 4 December, 2022
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Originally submitted by th4 on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 15:18:17 +0000