John Marsh - late June, 1775

from The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), page 132:

The next evening we all... went to the concert in hopes of hearing Mrs Porter sing again, but she was not there. Some of the Marine Band however who attended gave us after the concert "How great is the pleasure" & "Which is the properest day to drink" with great accuracy, tho' their voices were rather harsh & rough. At this concert I tried the eccentric Overture to The Deserter (w'ch having heard & been pleased w'th in London I bro't down with me) some parts of which seem'd to please very much, but other were so little to Mr Hudson's taste (who play'd the violoncello) that he kept on abusing …   more >>
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John Marsh, and Brian Robins (ed.), The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), volume - (Stuyvesant, New York, 1998), p. 132. accessed: 25 July, 2024


John Marsh
Gentleman, violinist, Composer, Music criticism […]

Listening to

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How great is thy pleasure
written by Henry Harington
Overture to The Deserter
written by Pierre Monsigny
performed by John Marsh, Hudson
Which is the properest day to drink
written by Thomas Arne
performed by voices of Marine Band

Experience Information

Date/Time late June, 1775
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Marsh's description doesn't specify the nature, public or private, of the venue

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 08 Mar 2014 18:05:54 +0000