William Cowper in Olney - April, 1782

from Letter from William Cowper to William Unwin, 27 April 1782:

My dear William, A part of Lord Harrington's new raised Corps have taken up their quarters at Olney since you left us. They have the regimental music with them. The men have been drawn up this morning upon the market hill, and a concert such as we have not heard these many years, has been performed at no great distance from our window. Your mother and I both thrust our heads into the coldest East wind that ever blew in April, that we might hear them to greater advantage. The band acquitted themselves with taste and propriety, not blairing like Trumpeters at a fair, but producing gentle and …   more >>
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William Cowper, Letter from William Cowper to William Unwin, 27 April 1782. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1388183718319 accessed: 27 February, 2024 (Bodleian Library Oxford)

location of experience: Olney


Listening to

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Military Band

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1782
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:48:55 +0000