John Marsh in St Alfege Church, Greenwich - the 1760's
As I was not a boarder at the Academy, I on a Sunday of course went with the rest of the boys to church, where my father had also now a pew, & where my musical feelings were excited by another organ, which however I did not by any means like so well as that I had been used to at the Chapel, it being in fact an old one & in bad condition, besides which it was also vilely play'd; the organist (Mr Dyer) being an old superannuated dancing master, who was now become blind & paralytic, so that he co'd hardly make shift to do the duty.
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. 9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394226999110 accessed: 19 January, 2022
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