John Marsh in Romsey - 26 February, 1776

from The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), page 136:

On the 26th. the 13th Regim't passing through Romsey & halting there for the night their band in the afternoon played the Overture in Artaxerxes & other pieces in such a style that Mr Shaw & I with many others finding them to be a capital band got leave for them to play in a large room at the Dolphin in the even'g where we with many others went to hear them & sho'd have been much pleased with our evening's entertainment had not we as well as the band been considerably annoy'd al the time with a number of people smoking their pipes. Finding that the Master of the Band was on account of the …   more >>
cite as

John Marsh, The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828). In 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. 136. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394226968585 accessed: 5 April, 2020

location of experience: Romsey

Listeners

John Marsh
Gentleman, violinist, Composer, Music criticism […]
1752-1828

Listening to

hide composers
Overture to Artaxerxes
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by band of the 13th Regiment

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 February, 1776
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Notes

First performance was likely to have been outdoor (although this is not specified by Marsh) then indoor in the evening.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 08 Mar 2014 18:40:37 +0000