John Marsh - 15 May, 1776

from The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), pages 140-141:

On the 15th. we got the Master of the 25th Band (Mr Hayes) & another clarinet player to join us at our musical club, on w'ch I had promised myself & the other gent'n much gratification from such an accession (which enabled us to try an overture or 2 of Abel's) instead of w'ch coming to pass, they play'd so loud & harsh upon their clarinets & hautboys in particular (w'ch they also attempted) that the effect of the whole instead of being improv'd as we expected, was quite disagreable. After this we had only Mr Hayes at our meetings, who play'd the clarinet pleasantly enough, w'ch instrum't we …   more >>
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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. 140-141. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394226979439 accessed: 19 January, 2022

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Overture
written by Abel
performed by Hayes

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 May, 1776
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

Performance took place at the musical club so other performers, including Marsh himself, are likely to have taken part.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 09 Mar 2014 17:52:02 +0000